xenelasy

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Etymology[edit]

Variant of xenelasia, from Ancient Greek.

Noun[edit]

xenelasy (uncountable)

  1. The expulsion of foreigners.
    • 1846, George Grote, A History of Greece
      [] a numerous body of strangers or non-citizens (the old xenelasy, or prohibition of resident strangers, being long discontinued) domiciled in the town, and forming a powerful moneyed interest []