- the code of laws established in E and N England by Danish invaders and settlers in the 9th and 10th cent.
- the E and N section of England that was under this code
Origin of DanelawMiddle English Denelawe ; from Old English Dena lagu, Danes' law
- The body of law established by the Danish invaders and settlers in northeast England in the ninth and tenth centuries.
- The sections of England under the jurisdiction of this law.
Origin of DanelawMiddle English Denelage, from Old English Dena lagu : Dena, genitive of Dene, the Danes + lagu, law; see law.
From Old English Dena lagu, from Dene (“Dane”) and lagu (“law”).