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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
(Lat. hospitium, entertainment, hospitality, inn, hospes, host), the name usually given to the homes of rest and refuge kept by religious houses for pilgrims and guests. The most famous hospices are those of the Great and Little St Bernard Passes in the Alps.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Hospice'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/h/hospice.html. 1910.