Definition of Alsatia in English:

Alsatia

noun

  • 1Originally cant. The precinct of Whitefriars in London, where debtors and criminals were immune from arrest. Now historical.

  • 2Allusively. A sanctuary for criminals; a lawless place.

Origin

Late 17th century. From Alsatia, † Alsacia (German Elsass, French Alsace), former name in English of an area of Europe bordering Germany and Switzerland and now forming part of France from post-classical Latin Alsatia, a borrowing of the German name for the region, itself of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

Alsatia

/alˈseɪʃə/