Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The body of law established by the Danish invaders and settlers in northeast England in the ninth and tenth centuries.
  • noun The sections of England under the jurisdiction of this law.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The body of laws in force in that part of England which was settled in the ninth century by the Danes, at first as an independent body.
  • noun The fifteen counties of England, extending from the Tees to the Thames, and from Watling street to the German ocean, formerly occupied by the Danes, and in which Danish law was enforced.

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  • proper noun history The part of Great Britain in which the laws of the Scandinavians dominated those of the Anglo-Saxons.
  • proper noun history The set of legal terms and definitions created in the treaties between the English Alfred the Great and the Danish Guthrum the Old.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English Denelage, from Old English Dena lagu : Dena, genitive of Dene, the Danes + lagu, law; see law.]

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From Old English Dena lagu, from Dene ("Dane") and lagu ("law").

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