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hospitality

[ hos-pi-tal-i-tee ]
/ ˌhɒs pɪˈtæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural hos·pi·tal·i·ties.

the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.
the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.

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Origin of hospitality

1325–75; Middle English hospitalite<Middle French <Latin hospitālitās, equivalent to hospitāli(s) (see hospital) + -tās-ty2
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British Dictionary definitions for hospitality

hospitality
/ (ˌhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

kindness in welcoming strangers or guests
receptiveness
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