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hospice


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hospice  \Hos"pice\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  hospitium  hospitality,  a 
  place  where  strangers  are  entertained,  fr  hospes  stranger, 
  guest.  See  {Host}  a  landlord.] 
  A  convent  or  monastery  which  is  also  a  place  of  refuge  or 
  entertainment  for  travelers  on  some  difficult  road  or  pass, 
  as  in  the  Alps;  as  the  Hospice  of  the  Great  St  Bernard. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hospice 
  n  :  a  lodging  for  travelers  (especially  one  kept  by  a  monastic 
  order) 




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