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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.
As per her directive, the names of Regina Kuhlman and Piet Fransman were replaced with that of Christiana Lorraine Hanse and Justine Josephine Gowases.
Trace Hanse ("Appellant") was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of six charges, including first-degree felony murder and first-degree burglary, stemming from a home invasion during which Sierra Burley and her roommate, Marvin Jeffers, were shot in the head and body.
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.
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.
The duo then enlisted the expertise of Gil Hanse, the mastermind behind the new golf course in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics.
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.
Course Trump National Doral, Miami, Florida Prize money $9.5m ($1.62m to the winner) Length 7,543 yards Par 72 Field 66 Course records - 72 holes 264 Tiger Woods (2005) 18 holes 61 Stephen Ames (2000) When to bet By 4pm tomorrow Where to watch Live on Sky Sports from 6pm tomorrow Time difference Florida is five hours behind the UK and Ireland Last week - Honda Classic 1 A Scott (20-1), 2 S Garcia (40-1), T3 B Barber (300-1), J Thomas (70-1), 5 G McDowell (80-1), T6 V Singh (300-1), R Fowler (12-1) Course overview Gil Hanse, one of the hottest properties in golf design, oversaw major changes before the 2014 Cadillac.
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