). The right possessed and exercised by the
Lacedaemonian magistrates of expelling from Sparta any stranger whose presence was injurious
to the public order or morals. This was an enactment of Lycurgus himself, and was intended to
preserve the native character of the Spartans from any taint of foreign influence (De
14, 4). See Schömann, Antiq. of Greece
, Eng. trans.