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hospitality

[hos-pi-tal-i-tee] /ˌhɒs pɪˈtæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural hospitalities.
1.
the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.
2.
the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.
Origin of hospitality
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English hospitalite < Middle French < Latin hospitālitās, equivalent to hospitāli(s) (see hospital) + -tās -ty2
Synonyms
2. warmth, cordiality, geniality, friendliness.
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hospitality

/ˌhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
kindness in welcoming strangers or guests
2.
receptiveness
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Word Origin and History for hospitality
n.

late 14c., "act of being hospitable," from Old French hospitalité, from Latin hospitalitem (nominative hospitalitas) "friendliness to guests," from hospes (genitive hospitis) "guest" (see host (n.1)).

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