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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
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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 ...
Carefully Selected: with a Biography of the Author by Jonathan Swift
Alsatia Is a nickname for Whltefriars, then and formerly the haunt of violent and abandoned characters ; aud the application of the term to the word " banter," « hows that that word was in no favour with Swift one good reason for which might be, ...
Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland
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A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)
by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland
Alt up — Alsatia. Alsatia — Ambassador. 3* go "all to smash. " A similar expression is popular among the lower classes in Belgium and Holland, and among children alle op signifies that everything is gone — all is over. An odd variety of this ...
A Counting-house Dictionary (1893)
Containing an Explanation of the Technical Terms Used by Merchants and Bankers in the Money Market and on the Stock Exchange... by Richard Bithell
ALLOY—ALSATIA. tation, and are often remelted and coined by other countries, thus saving much of the expense of refining and mixing. Alloy. From the Latin, lax, law; ad legem, according to law; French, a loi. “ Unusquisque denarius ...
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., ...
B. Bradshaw's Dictionary of Mineral Waters, Climatic Health Resorts, Sea Baths, and Hydropathic Establishments (1883)
by B. Bradshaw
— Germany, Alsatia, near Colmav.
Phraseological Allusions, Catchwords, Stereotyped Modes of Speech and Metaphors, Nicknames, Sobriquets, Derivations from Personal Names, Etc., with Explanations and Thousands of Exact References to Their Sources Or Early Usage by Albert Montefiore Hyamson
Alsatia] 12 [Aminadab Alsatia : a sanctuary ; a resort for bad characters. From Alsace, for many centuries a debatable province between Germany and France. In 16th cent. the region between the River Thames and Fleet Street in London was ...
Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley
Alsatia. 1. Whitefriars : a district ad joining the Te mpl«, between the Thames and Fleet Street. [Formerly thesiteof aCarmelite convent (founded 1241) and possessing certain privileges of sanctuary.
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
by William Toone
Alsatia, a name given to the precinct of White- friars, ...
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