Xenelasia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Xenelasia (Gr. Antiq) A Spartan institution which prohibited strangers from residing in Sparta without permission, its object probably being to preserve the national simplicity of manners.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n xenelasia A Spartan law or alien act which prohibited strangers from residing in Sparta without permission.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. xenhlasi`a expulsion of strangers