Hanse meaning

hăns
A medieval merchant guild or trade association.
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A medieval guild of merchants.
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A fee paid to this guild.
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the Hanse
  • a medieval league of free towns in N Europe, formed to promote and protect their economic interests: the leading members were Bremen, Lübeck, and Hamburg
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the Hanse

Origin of hanse

  • Middle English from Old French from Middle Low German from Old High German hansa military troop

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition