Inn
Inn Inn ([i^]n), n. [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See {In}.] 1. A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Therefore with me ye may take up your inn For this same night. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel. [1913 Webster]

Note: As distinguished from a private boarding house, an inn is a house for the entertainment of all travelers of good conduct and means of payment, as guests for a brief period, not as lodgers or boarders by contract. [1913 Webster]

The miserable fare and miserable lodgment of a provincial inn. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

3. The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

4. One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers; as, the Inns of Court; the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns. [1913 Webster]

{Inns of chancery} (Eng.), colleges in which young students formerly began their law studies, now occupied chiefly bp attorn`ys, solocitors, etc.

{Inns of court} (Eng.), the four societies of ``students and practicers of the law of England'' which in London exercise the exclusive right of admitting persons to practice at the bar; also, the buildings in which the law students and barristers have their chambers. They are the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn. [1913 Webster]


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