One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1historical, Cant Originally cant. The precinct of Whitefriars in London, where debtors and criminals were immune from arrest. Now historical.
2Allusively Allusively. A sanctuary for criminals; a lawless place.
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.
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