hostelry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French hostelerie

Noun[edit]

hostelry (countable and uncountable, plural hostelries)

  1. (countable) An inn that provides overnight accommodation for travellers (and, originally, their horses).
  2. (uncountable) The art and skill of guest management at a commercial facility such as a hotel, inn, motel, bed and breakfast, or hostel.
    the hostelry trade
    a degree in hostelry and tourism

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