[han-suh, -zuh] /ˈhæn sə, -zə/

a company or guild of merchants in a northern European medieval town.
a fee paid to a merchant guild by a new member.
Also called Hansa town, Hansetown. a town that is a member of the .

also Hanse, medieval European merchants’ guild; see Hanseatic. A member was a Hansard (early 13c. as a surname).


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