hostelry

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English hostelrye, from Old French hostelerie.

NounEdit

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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