from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The body of law established by the Danish invaders and settlers in northeast England in the ninth and tenth centuries.
  • n. The sections of England under the jurisdiction of this law.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The part of Great Britain in which the laws of the Scandinavians dominated those of the Anglo-Saxons.
  • proper n. The set of legal terms and definitions created in the treaties between the English Alfred the Great and the Danish Guthrum the Old.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The body of laws in force in that part of England which was settled in the ninth century by the Danes, at first as an independent body.
  • n. The fifteen counties of England, extending from the Tees to the Thames, and from Watling street to the German ocean, formerly occupied by the Danes, and in which Danish law was enforced.


Middle English Denelage, from Old English Dena lagu : Dena, genitive of Dene, the Danes + lagu, law; see law.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English Dena lagu, from Dene ("Dane") and lagu ("law"). (Wiktionary)



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