Definition of Danelaw

1. Proper noun. (history) The part of Great Britain in which the laws of the Scandinavians dominated those of the Anglo-Saxons. ¹



2. Proper noun. (history) The set of legal terms and definitions created in the treaty treaties between the English w:Alfred the Great Alfred the Great and the Danish w:Guthrum the Old Guthrum the Old. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Danelaw

1. danelagh [n -S] - See also: danelagh

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Danelaw

dandyisms
dandyize
dandyized
dandyizes
dandyizing
dandyling
dandylings
dane
dane particle
danegeld
danegelds
danegelt
danegelts
danelagh
danelaghs
danelaw (current term)
danelaws
daneweed
daneweeds
danewort
daneworts
dang
dang it
dang tootin'
dang tooting
dangdut
danged
danger
danger area
danger line

Literary usage of Danelaw

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1. Scandinavian Britain by William Gershom Collingwood, Frederick York Powell (1908)
"THE danelaw I. THE AGE OF /ELFRED THAT part of Britain which the Danes conquered in the days of King /Elfred was called in Anglo-Saxon ..."

2. Select Charters and Other Illustrations of English Constitutional History by William Stubbs (1905)
"... a person possessing a certain jurisdiction in the danelaw. ban ut us, woolly ; pellín ¡anata, л wool-fell. ..."

3. The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Norman Conquest by Thomas Hodgkin (1906)
"ON THE EXTENT OF THE danelaw. The political boundaries of the Danish state recognised ... danelaw ..."

4. The Story of Old Europe and Young America by William Harrison Mace (1915)
"... (OR danelaw) The Danes had to acknowledge Alfred as their overlord and be baptized Christians. ..."

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