The small select group, the inner trusted circle, of the king's household servants. [< Lat. hospitium = lodging] -
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  • Hospitium — (Gr. ξενία, προξενία), hospitality, among the Greeks and Romans, was of a twofold character: private and public.PrivateIn Homeric times all strangers without exception, were regarded as being under the protection of Zeus Xenios, the god of… …   Wikipedia

  • Hospitium — Hos*pi ti*um, n. [L. See {Hospice}.] 1. An inn; a lodging; a hospice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) An inn of court. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hospitĭum — (lat.), 1) Herberge bei einem Gastfreunde.; 2) so v.w. Hospiz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hospitium — vile, swart Brodt, suur Beer, lange Mile, haec sunt in Westphalia, si non vis credere, loep dar. (S. ⇨ Westfalen.) – Serapeum, 1849, S. 203 …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Hospitium — Als Hospitium (lat. hospitium, „Gastfreundschaft“, „Herberge“, zu hospes, Gast) wurde im Mittelalter die rechtlich festgelegte kostenlose Beherbergung bestimmter Personen bezeichnet. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft des Begriffs 2 Bedeutung im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hospitium — An inn; a hostel; a household. Among the ancient Romans, on either side of the spacious mansions of the wealthy patricians were smaller apartments, known as the hospitium, or place for the entertainment of strangers, and the word hospes was a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • hospitium — /ho spish ee euhm/, n., pl. hospitia /ho spish ee euh/. a hospice. [1640 50; < L: hospitable reception, entertainment, place of entertainment, equiv. to hospit (s. of hospes) host, guest, stranger + ium IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • hospitium — n. hospice, guest house, place which hosts pilgrims or strangers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hospitium — 1) a monastic guesthouse 2) Visitation money …   Medieval glossary

  • hospitium — hos·pi·ti·um …   English syllables

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