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Dane·lawalso Dane·lagh (dān′lô′)
1. The body of law established by the Danish invaders and settlers in northeast England in the ninth and tenth centuries.
2. The sections of England under the jurisdiction of this law.
[Middle English Denelage, from Old English Dena lagu : Dena, genitive of Dene, the Danes + lagu, law; see law.]
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(Placename) the northern, central and eastern parts of Anglo-Saxon England in which Danish law and custom were observed
[Old English Dena lagu Danes' law; term revived in the 19th century]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the body of laws in force in the NE of England where the Danes settled in the 9th century A.D.
2. the part of England under this law.
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