Alsatia

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EtymologyEdit

Named for the region of Alsace, a region outside legislative and juridical lines. More at Alsatia.

Proper nounEdit

Alsatia

  1. (historical, slang) An area lying north of London's River Thames, once privileged as a sanctuary and thus known as a refuge for criminals. It spanned from the Whitefriars monastery to the south of the west end of Fleet Street and adjacent to the Temple.