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Definition of the noun alsatia
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- a region of northeastern France famous for its wines
Alsatia in London, was the name given to an area lying north of the River Thames covered by the Whitefriars monastery, to the south of the west end of Fleet Street and adjacent to the Temple. Between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries it had the privilege of a sanctuary, except against a writ of the Lord Chief Justice or of the Lords of the Privy Council; and as a result it was the refuge of the perpetrators of every grade of crime, debauchery, and offence against the laws. The execution of a warrant there, if at any time practicable, was attended with great danger, as all united in a maintenance in common of the immunity of the place. It was one of the last places of sanctuary used in England, abolished by Act of Parliament named The Escape from Prison Act in 1697 and a further Act in 1723. Eleven other places in London were named in the Acts.
- also known as Alsatia, London
- part of London
"Alsatia" is a cataloged instance, composition.
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And the Exhibition of the World's Industry in 1851 by John Tallis, J. G. Strutt
Alsatia is a model manufacturing country. Machine manufactories, spinning, weaving, printing establishments — all are united there ; it is the land of mechanists, designers, and chemists. Every especial degree of skilfulness lends each other a ...
The Hollywood Dodo (2007)
A Novel by Geoff Nicholson
Above all, Alsatia is the place for mountebanks, for those who profess an arcane knowledge of physic and surgery, for charlatan alchemists, for the hawkers of astrological tracts and prophetical almanacs: a home to all manner of natural ...
by William Henry Overall
ALSATIA, a name given to the precinct of Whitefriars, near the Temple, London : it was called Alsatia the higher, to distinguish it from the Mint in Southwark, which was called Alsatia the lower. Both these places obtained certain privileges, ...
A Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature (1834)
by William Toone
ALSATIA, a namegiven to the precinct of Whitefriars, near the Temple ; it was called Alsatia the higher, to distinguish it from the Mint, in Southwark, which was called Alsatia the lower; both these places obtained certain privileges, particularly ...
by Lutz D. Schmadel
Alsatia Discovered 1921 November 23 by A. Schaumasse at Nice. Named after the province Alsace in northeast France between the Rhine river and the Vosges mountains. (H 93) The discoverer proposed the name Alsace (J. Obs., ...
by William Toone
Alsatia, a name given to the precinct of White- friars, ...
of obsolete and uncommon words, antiquated phrases, and proverbs illustrative of early English literature, comprising chiefly those not to be found in our ordinary dictionaries; with historical notices of ancient customs and manners by William Toone
Alsatia, a name given to the precinct of White- friars, near the Temple ; it was called Alsatia the higher, to distinguish it from the Mint, in South- wark, which was called Alsatia the lower; both these places obtained certain privileges, particularly ...
The New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)
by Nathan BAILEY
ALSATIA the Higher 5 White-Fryars, once a privileged Place, as the Mint was lately; but suppressed, on Account of the notorioue Abuses committed in it. ALSATIA 'be Lower, the Mint in Southwark. ALSATIANS, the inhabitants of these two ...
Explaining the Technical Words and Phrases Employed in the Several Departments of English Law... by J.J.S. WHARTON
Alsatia, formerly a cant name for Whitefriars, a district in London, between the Thames and Fleet Street, and adjoining the Temple, which, possessing certain privileges of sanctuary, became for that reason a nest of those mischievous ...
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