Definition of Hanseatic League in English:

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Hanseatic League

Pronunciation: /ˌhansēˈadik ˌlēɡ/
A medieval association of northern German cities, formed in 1241 and surviving until the 19th century. In the later Middle Ages it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power.

Origin

Hanseatic from medieval Latin Hanseaticus, from hansa (see Hanse).

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