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Hanseatic League, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHanseatic League, thethe Hanseatic LeagueHan‧se‧at‧ic League, the /ˌhænsiætɪk ˈliːɡ/  a trade organization of German towns which existed from the 13th to the 17th centuries to protect each other against competition from abroad. Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck are still known as Hanseatic cities.
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