(Ἔγκτησις; Énktēsis). In the Greek states the acquisition of property was reserved to citizens. Individual foreigners were granted the privilege of énktesis, the right to acquire ‘land’ or ‘a house’ (or both) by a popular resolution. In Athens some métoikoi were thus provided, generally perhaps the isoteleís . In the Doric area the term ἔμπασις/ἴμπασις (émpasis/ímpasis) was used instead of enktesis.
J. Pečirka, The Formula for the Grant of E. in Attic Inscriptions, 1966
A. R. W. Harrison, The Law of Athens I, 1968, 237f.
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