What does the word hospice mean?

Usage examples for hospice

  1. There is scarcely a tree above the hospice; we have left the line even of pines. – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  2. The old vaulted hospice was erected for the benefit of the pilgrims who formerly crossed the pass en route for Rome. – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  3. The Abbot therefore took courage, and admitted them into the hospice, with solemn warnings as to the doom which they might expect if they took the value of a horse- nail from the patrimony of the blessed saint. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley