Hanse

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Hanse or Hansa (hæns, ˈhænsə, -zə)
 
n
1.  a medieval guild of merchants
2.  a fee paid by the new members of a medieval trading guild
3.  a.  another name for the Hanseatic League
 b.  (as modifier): a Hanse town
 
[C12: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German hansa, Old English hōs troop]
 
Hansa or Hansa
 
n
 
[C12: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German hansa, Old English hōs troop]

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