Definitions for xenelasia
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a Spartan institution which prohibited strangers from residing in Sparta without permission, its object probably being to preserve the national simplicity of manners
Origin: [NL., from Gr. xenhlasi`a expulsion of strangers.]
Xenelasia was the title given to a set of laws in ancient Doric Crete and Lacedæmonia that proscribed the exclusion of foreigners and any foreign arts and music into their respective commonwealths.
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