Hanseatic League

Definitions of Hanseatic League
  1. noun
    a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
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    confederacy, confederation, federation
    a union of political organizations
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