Definition of Hospices

1. Noun. (plural of hospice) ¹



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Definition of Hospices

1. hospice [n] - See also: hospice

Medical Definition of Hospices

1. Facilities or services which are especially devoted to providing palliative and supportive care to the patient with a terminal illness and to the patient's family. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hospices

hoses
hosey
hoseyed
hoseying
hoseys
hoshin kanri
hosier
hosieries
hosiers
hosiery
hosing
hosings
hosp
hospice
hospice care
hospices (current term)
hospitability
hospitable
hospitableness
hospitably
hospitage
hospital
hospital-patient relations
hospital-physician joint ventures
hospital-physician relations
hospital acquired pneumonia
hospital administration
hospital administrators
hospital attendant
hospital auxiliaries

Literary usage of Hospices

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1. Charities of France in 1866: An Account of Some of the Principal Existing by William Richards Lawrence (1867)
"HOSPITALS AND hospices. ) 3 has already been stated, from the earliest period hospitals and hospices formed an integral part of the religious establishments ..."

2. Reports of Cases in Chancery, Argued and Determined in the Rolls Court by Charles Beavan, Henry Bickersteth Langdale, John Romilly Romilly, Chaloner William Chute (1868)
"hospices; ATT.-GEN. 3rdly. Establishments of a Special Character. The establishments devoted to the sick are more particularly designated by the name of ..."

3. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"The work of these is supplemented by the Commissions des hospices, of which there are only 334. With unimportant exceptions, they confine their attention to ..."

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