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hospitium

[ ho-spish-ee-uhm ]
/ hɒˈspɪʃ i əm /
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noun, plural hos·pi·ti·a [ho-spish-ee-uh]. /hɒˈspɪʃ i ə/.

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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