\alsˈe͡ɪʃən], \alsˈeɪʃən], \a_l_s_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]\
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By Noah Webster.
al-s[=a]'shi-an, adj. of or pertaining to Alsatia (Ger. Elsass), a province between France and Germany.--n. a rogue or debauchee, such as haunted Alsatia--a cant name for Whitefriars, a district in London between the Thames and Fleet Street, which enjoyed privileges of sanctuary down to 1697, and was consequently infested with lawless characters. See Scott's Fortunes of Nigel.
By Thomas Davidson