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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hanseatic Pertaining to the Hanse towns, or to their confederacy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hanseatic Pertaining to a hanse or league; specifically [capitalized], pertaining or relating to the league of the Hanse towns.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Hanseatic applied to certain commercial cities in Germany whose famous league for mutual defence and commercial association began in a compact between Hamburg and Lübeck in 1241
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. hanse—Old High Ger. hansa, a band of men (Ger. hanse).


In literature:

To the Hanseatic towns?
"Klytia" by George Taylor
But the real importance of these cities is to be dated from their famous union into the Hanseatic confederacy.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
These cities were equally important, in a mercantile view, with the Hanseatic towns.
"An Architect's Note-book in Spain" by Matthew Digby Wyatt
The only thing that can help us is the Hanseatic league.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
Anklam, formerly Tanglim, was originally a Slav fortress; it obtained civic rights in 1244 and joined the Hanseatic league.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
At a later period it entered the Hanseatic League.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
These were the creation of the Hanseatic League and the birth of German literature.
"A Short History of Germany" by Mary Platt Parmele
"What Gunpowder Plot Was" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
The war with the Hanseatic cities had come to an end long before, by the peace of Kalmar, (1285).
"The Story of Norway" by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
The town subsequently joined the Hanseatic League.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
The town joined the Hanseatic League in 1407.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Its power was at its height early in the 15th century, when it joined the Hanseatic League.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
It is an ancient town, and was once a member of the Hanseatic Union.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
It joined the Hanseatic League in 1407.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
What has the Russian, the Dutch or the Hanseatic man, or the Esquimaux, been doing all this time?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, v. 3, number 18" by Various
From 1370 along with other towns in the province of Skane, it was united for fifteen years with the Hanseatic League.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
Now, as masters of the Belt and the Sound, the Danes were able, if they chose, greatly to harass the Hanseatic traders and fishermen.
"The Hansa Towns" by Helen Zimmern
In 1340 Konigsberg entered the Hanseatic League.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
There are no figures to indicate a date, but I conclude it belongs to the time of the Hanseatic league.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 122, February 28, 1852" by Various
The most celebrated of these leagues is the Hanseatic, formed in the thirteenth century.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim

In news:

The Hanseatic anchored in Frederick Sound and passed through the Narrows on Monday.
This summer, the German line Hapag-Llyod Cruises will offer a 19-day tour from Greenland to Canada to Iceland on the 184-passenger Hanseatic.