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HOSTEL

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 802 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HOSTEL, the old name for an inn (see HOSPITAL, ad init.) ; also employed at Oxford and Cambridge to designate the lodgings which were in ancient times occupied by. students of the university and to a certain extent regulated by the authorities. In some English public schools what is known as the "hostel " system provides for an organization of the lodging accommodation under separate masterships.
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