Danelaw meaning

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The body of law established by the Danish invaders and settlers in northeast England in the ninth and tenth centuries.
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The sections of England under the jurisdiction of this law.
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The code of laws established in E and N England by Danish invaders and settlers in the 9th and 10th cent. a.d.
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The E and N section of England that was under this code.
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(history) The part of Great Britain in which the laws of the Scandinavians dominated those of the Anglo-Saxons.
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(history) The set of legal terms and definitions created in the treaties between the English Alfred the Great and the Danish Guthrum the Old.
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Origin of danelaw

Middle English Denelage from Old English Dena lagu Dena genitive of Dene the Danes lagu law law