American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A medieval merchant guild or trade association.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A league; a confederacy; a society or combination of merchants in mercantile towns, for the protection and facility of trade and transportation. In the middle ages French gilds were called hanses.
- n. Specifically [capitalized] The German Hanseatic league.
- [capitalized] Pertaining to the Hanse or German Hanseatic league: as, Hanse towns.
- n. See hance.
- n. A league; a confederacy.
- n. A society or combination of merchants in mercantile towns, for the protection and facility of trade and transportation.
- n. A Mediaeval French guild.
- n. The German Hanseatic league; Hanse.
- adj. Pertaining to the Hanse or German Hanseatic league.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) That part of an elliptical or many-centered arch which has the shorter radius and immediately adjoins the impost.
- n. An association; a league or confederacy.
- From Middle English hanse, from Old French hanse ("hanse, fee, company of merchants") and/or Medieval Latin hansa ("hanse, the Hanse League"); both from Middle High German hans, hanse ("association or corporation of merchants, the Hanse League"), from Old High German hansa ("troop of soldiers, host, company, multitude, crowd, mass"), from Proto-Germanic *hansō (“gathering, coalition, troop, company”), Proto-Indo-European *ḱómsōd (“union, gathering”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (“beside, by, with, along”). Cognate with Gothic (hansa, "band of men"), Old English hōs ("company, escort, attendants, retinue"), Latin consilium ("council, advisory body"; < *consodium), Russian сосед (soséd, "neighbour"), Latin cum ("with"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Middle Low German, from Old High German hansa, military troop. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Everywhere the right to buy and sell articles of food seems to have been left free, but every other branch of trade was regulated by the merchant guild or hanse, as it was often called.”
“The hanse, composed of the entire body of freemen and burgesses, required that all produce, upon importation, should be first offered to it, and it was then inspected by”
“Henry III. conferred several new rights and liberties, among which were a gild merchant with a hanse.”
“England a commercial exchange, which obtained great privileges, and, under the name of the Flemish hanse of London, reached rapid development.”
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“a burgher of Bruges who was governor of the hanse of London, and he was called the Count of the Hanse.”
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