xenodochy

xenodochy

1. the reception of or extending of hospitality to strangers or foreigners.
2. xenodocheum.
See also: Foreigners
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So, a leader has to practise xenodochy. He has to be hospitable and accommodating enough to make room for others' differences.
The difference is in the leader's understanding and practice of xenodochy.
(36) Melinda Graefe's 'Negotiations of nostalgia: Strangeness and xenodochy in Walter Scott's Ivanhoe' takes a quite different but also innovative approach to the study of hospitality in Ivanhoe.