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Danelaw

[deyn-law] /ˈdeɪnˌlɔ/
noun
1.
the body of laws in force in the northeast of England where the Danes settled in the 9th century a.d.
2.
the part of England under this law.
Also, Danelage
[deyn-lah-guh, dah-nuh-lah-guh] /ˈdeɪnˌlɑ gə, ˌdɑ nəˈlɑ gə/ (Show IPA),
Danelagh
[deyn-law] /ˈdeɪnˌlɔ/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1050
before 1050; Middle English Dane-lawe, earlier Dene-lawe, Old English Dena lagu. See Dane, law1
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  • The region also corresponds to the later five burghs of the Danelaw.
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Danelaw

/ˈdeɪnˌlɔː/
noun
1.
the northern, central and eastern parts of Anglo-Saxon England in which Danish law and custom were observed
Word Origin
Old English Dena lagu Danes' law; term revived in the 19th century
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