XENODOCHIUM

XENODOCHIUM

xenodochium (zen-[schwa]-d[schwa]-kI-[schwa]m or -dok-ee-[schwa]m), n. [fr. Greek xenos ¡°a guest¡± + dochein ¡°to receive¡±] Roman law.

1. An inn.

2. A hospital. ? This was a charitable institution to which donations and legacies might validly be given. ¡ª Also termed xenodochion; xenodocheum; xenodochy.


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