Alsatia

[ al-sey-shuh ]
/ ælˈseɪ ʃə /

noun

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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Alsatia
/ (ælˈseɪʃə) /

noun

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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