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Meaning of HOSPICE

Pronunciation:  'hâspis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill
  2. [n]  a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)

HOSPICE is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: housing, living accommodations, lodging, medical aid, medical care



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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