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[ho-spish-ee-uh m]
noun, plural hos·pi·ti·a [ho-spish-ee-uh] /hɒˈspɪʃ i ə/.
  1. a hospice.
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Origin of hospitium

1640–50; < Latin: hospitable reception, entertainment, place of entertainment, equivalent to hospit- (stem of hospes) host, guest, stranger + -ium -ium
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Historical Examples

  • And what a contrast must often have existed between the Hospitium and the Cloister.

    Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages

    Edward Lewes Cutts

  • This little edifice was in all probability the chapel of Beck's hospitium.

  • They entered the hospitium, where the noontide meal was about to be served.

  • Nearer the river there was the Hospitium, or guest-house, where visitors were lodged.

  • Here are the Great Hall, now subdivided, and the Hospitium, used as stables.


    Sidney Heath