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a house of shelter or rest for pilgrims, strangers, etc. especially one kept by a religious order.


  1. a health-care facility for the terminally ill that emphasizes pain control and emotional support for the patient and family, typically refraining from taking extraordinary measures to prolong life.
  2. a similar program of care and support for the terminally ill at home.

Origin of hospice Expand

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Examples from the Web for hospice Expand

We signed him up for hospice care, knowing that we still had limited time with him.

Leukaemia patient Zakwan Anuar, 15, died two weeks after they visited his hospice in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia, last month.

The next evening, Romero was saying mass in the chapel at the hospice where he lived in a tiny room near the infirm and the dying.

He has also demonstrated compassion for AIDS victims, washing and kissing the feet of 12 patients in a hospice in 2001.

Your loved one cannot be cured in an acute-care hospital but is not ready for hospice.

The pass of Great St. Bernard is celebrated for its hospice.

M. Julien, will you run for the doctor, and send him down to the hospice at once?

He built in fact later the hospice and church of Jesu-Nazareno—in compliance with this vow.

He, himself, was billeted with a French family, just around the corner from the hospice.

This hospice is said to have been first founded in the year 962, by Bernard, a Piedmontese nobleman.

British Dictionary definitions for hospice Expand


noun ( pl ) hospices

a nursing home that specializes in caring for the terminally ill

( archaic ) Also called hospitium ( hɒˈspɪtɪəm ), ( pl ) hospitia ( hɒˈspɪtɪə ). a place of shelter for travellers, esp one kept by a monastic order

C19: from French, from Latin hospitium hospitality, from hospes guest, host 1

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Word Origin and History for hospice Expand

1818, “rest house for travelers,” from French hospice (13c.), from Latin hospitium “guest house, hospitality,” from hospes (genitive hospitis ) “guest, host” (see host (n.1)). Sense of “home for the aged and terminally ill ” is from 1893; hospice movement first attested 1979.

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hospice in Medicine Expand

hospice hos·pice (hŏs’pĭs)
A program or facility that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional, spiritual, social, and financial needs of terminally ill patients at a facility or at a patient’s home.

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