- name formerly given to the Whitefriars district in London, England, which was a sanctuary for debtors and lawbreakers.
- ancient name of Alsace.
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The monument is represented in Schoepflin, Alsatia Illustrata, 1751, vol.Woman under Monasticism
The name of Alsatia had been long forgotten, but the asylum still remained.
There were other places equally secure for rogues, besides Alsatia.
In France, Alsatia is chosen as a residence by nearly all those that visit that country.Reptiles and Birds
But the purlieus of the neighbourhood continue, unhappily, to be the Alsatia of the town.Toronto of Old
- the ancient name for Alsace
- an area around Whitefriars, London, in the 17th century, which was a sanctuary for criminals and debtors
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