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Definition: Hanse towns
, n. [G. hanse, or F. hanse (from German), OHG. &
Goth. hansa; akin to AS. h[=o]s band, troop.]
An association; a league or confederacy.
(Hist.), certain commercial cities in Germany
which associated themselves for the protection and
enlarging of their commerce. The confederacy, called also
and Hanseatic league
, held its first diet in
1260, and was maintained for nearly four hundred years. At
one time the league comprised eighty-five cities. Its
remnants, L["u]beck, Hamburg, and Bremen, are free cities
, and are still frequently called Hanse towns.