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1A medieval guild of merchants.
- ‘During Elizabeth's reign they succeeded in seeing off the challenge of the Hanse, but protests against their monopoly persisted and the advocates of free trade gained ground.’
- ‘The Hanse merchants were a special case, and could have their own base in Lynn.’
- ‘He continued to expand his horizons: in 1405 he was exporting large quantities of barley, oats, and wheat; and in 1412 he was trading with the Hanse and Norway.’
- ‘Kogge is a rather crude simulation of Hanse trade.’
- ‘As we noted in Part III, in northern Europe, the city league known as the Hanse became the dominant unit in this region, while in southern Europe, the Italian city-states flourished.’
- 1.1The Hanseatic League.
- 1.2A fee payable to a guild of merchants.
Middle English: from Old French hanse guild, company from Old High German hansa company, troop.
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