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A medieval merchant guild or trade association.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Middle Low German, from Old High German hansa, military troop.]

han′se·at′ic (hăn′sē-ăt′ĭk) adj.


(hæns) or


1. (Historical Terms) a medieval guild of merchants
2. (Historical Terms) a fee paid by the new members of a medieval trading guild
3. (Historical Terms)
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]


(ˈhæn sə, -zə)

1. a guild of merchants in a medieval town.
[1300–50; < Medieval Latin; replacing Middle English hans, hanze < Middle Low German hanse, c. Old English hōs, Old High German, Gothic hansa company]
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Julius Laspara might have been a Transylvanian, a Turk, an Andalusian, or a citizen of one of the Hanse towns for anything he could tell to the contrary.
In recognition of outstanding contribution to humanitarian services in Bangladesh, Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder, the chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, is going to receive an honorary doctorate (PhD) degree from the Hanse University, South Korea on February 23, says a press release.
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The new Hanse 548 admirably fulfils these functions, plus a whole lot more.
Verbindungen von der Wende zum Mittelalter bis zur FrAaAaAeA hen Neuzei wo jeder Forscher vielfAaAaAeAnltige und sehr beachtenswerte Belege des aktiv Handels zwischen der Deutschen Hanse und Russland finden kann, allen voran Nowgorod.
Hanse is a renowned golf course architect and is one of the leading minimalist designers in the world.
Gil Hanse was chosen in 2012 to design the golf course for the return of the sport to Olympic competition after an absence of more than 100 years.
Donald Trump funded a $200m upgrade to bolster Doral and Hanse announced afterwards: "It's pretty much a brand-new golf course.
The 'treaty', an agreement between the English and Dutch governments concerning the Hanse cities of Lubeck, Bremen, and Hamburg, is 'secret' in that it does not appear in the authoritative index of British treaties nor in earlier lists, but it was wrongly described and dated by Grey, and has continued to be misdescribed ever since.
Southampton and Windermerebased Inspiration Marine has Scottish operations at Kip Marina in Inverkip, and Rhu Marina in Helensburgh, and is the largest dealer in the world for the Hanse Yacht Group in Germany, one of the two largest manufacturers of seagoing sailing yachts.
TYNE SHIPPING MOVEMENTS Arrivals Date/Time Name From To 1605 0845 King Seaways Ijmuiden RoRo 3 1605 0900 Hanse Spirit Rotterdam Cont Term 1605 1200 Maple Ace II Sheerness TCT 1605 1300 City of Sunderland Emden RoRo 4 1605 2300 Margareta B Felixstowe Cont Term Ijmuiden RoRo 3 1705 0845 Princess Seaways 1705 1759 City of Paris Emden RoRo 3/4 Sailings Date/Time Name From To 1605 1700 King Seaways RoRo 3 Ijmuiden 1605 2100 Hanse Spirit Cont Term Grangemouth 1605 2359 Blue Orca A&P H West Sea 1705 1630 City of Sunderland TCT 2 Zeebrugge 1705 1700 Princess Seaways RoRo 3 Ijmuiden 1705 2359 Margareta B Cont Term Sea
It will complement the existing world-class course opened in 2009 by Parsinen and Gil Hanse.