Pronunciation: (han'su, -zu), [key]
1. a company or guild of merchants in a northern European medieval town.
2. a fee paid to a merchant guild by a new member.
3. Also called Han'sa town", Hansetown. a town that is a member of the Hanseatic League.
4. See Hanseatic League.
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