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Post by notmartha » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:35 pm

Contrast to PASSENGER.


KJV References

Qārāʾ, Hebrew Strong's #7121, is found 735 times in the Old Testament. It is translated as call (528), cried (98), read (38), proclaim (36), named (7), guests (4), invited (3), gave (3), renowned (3), bidden (2), preach (2), miscellaneous translations (11). It is translated as “guest” in the following verses:
1 Kings 1:41 - And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore is this noise of the city being in an uproar?

1 Kings 1:49 - And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.

Proverbs 9:18 - But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Zephaniah 1:7 - Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.

Anakeimai, Greek Strong's #345, is found 14 times in the New Testament, translated as sit at meat (5), guests (2), sit (2), sit down (1), be set down (1), lie (1), lean (1), at the table (1). It is translated as “guests” in the following verses:
Matthew 22:10-11 - So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Katalyō, Greek Strong's #2647, is found 17 times in the New Testament, translated as destroy (9), throw down (3), lodge (1), guest (1), come to nought (1), overthrow (1), dissolve (1). It is translated as “guest” in the following verse:
Luke 19:7 - And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.


Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1828
GUEST, noun gest. [Latin visito; Eng. visit.]
1. A stranger; one who comes from a distance, and takes lodgings at a place, either for a night or for a longer time.
2. A visitor; a stranger or friend, entertained in the house or at the table of another, whether by invitation or otherwise.
The wedding was furnished with guests. Matthew 22:10.
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856

1. A traveller who stays at an inn or tavern with the consent of the keeper: Bac. Ab. Inns, C 5; 8 Co. 32. And if, after having taken lodgings at an inn, he leaves his horse there, and goes elsewhere to lodge, he is still to be considered a guest. But not if he merely leaves goods for which the landlord receives no compensation. The length of time a man is at an inn makes no difference, whether he stays a day, or a week, or a month, or longer, so always, that, though not strictly transiens, he retains his character as a traveller. But if a person comes upon a special contract to board and sojourn at an inn, he is not in the sense of the law a guest, but a boarder.

2. Inkeepers are generally liable for all goods belonging to the guest, brought within the inn. It is not necessary that the goods should have been in the special keeping of the innkeeper to male him liable. This rule is founded on principles of public utility, to which all private considerations ought to yield.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 1st Edition, 1891
A traveler who lodges at an inn or tavern with the consent of the keeper. Bac. Abr. “Inns,” C, 5; 8 Coke, 82.
A guest, as distinguished from a boarder. is bound for no stipulated time. He stops at the inn for as short or as long time as he pleases, paying, while he remains, the customary charge. 24 How. Pr. 62.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, 1979

A person receiving lodging for pay at inn, motel, or hotel on general undertaking of keeper thereof. A traveler who lodges with the consent of the keeper or owner.

Guest is a person who is received and entertained at one’s home, club, etc. and who is not a regular member.

A “guest” in an automobile is one who takes ride in automobile driven by another person, merely for his own pleasure or on his own business, and without making any return or conferring any benefit on automobile driver. Guest is used to denote one whom owner or possessor of vehicle invites or permits to ride with him as gratuity, without any financial return except such slight benefits as are customarily extended as part of ordinary courtesies of road. Rothwell v. Transmeier, 206 Kan. 199, 477 P.2d 960, 963, 966.
Guest Statute

A “guest,” under provisions of guest statute, is a recipient of the voluntary hospitality of the driver or owner, that is, one who is invited or permitted by owner or possessor of automobile to ride with owner-possessor as a gratuity.

Many states have statutes referred to as “automobile guest statutes,” which provide that operators of automobiles shall only be liable for injuries to guests carried gratuitously for gross or willful negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or the like, with a further provision in some statutes continuing liability for want of ordinary care in case of hosts operating automobiles while intoxicated. In recent years however there has been a trend towards repealing or delimiting such statutes.

While a typical guest statute excludes all non-paying guests from suing the host-driver or owner for damages arising out of the host-driver’s ordinary negligence, certain statutes are more narrow in their scope; e.g. precluding only those guests without payment who are related within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity to the owner or operator from suing.

Black’s Law Dictionary, 7th Edition, 1999

1. A person who is entertained or to whom hospitality is extended.
2. A person who pays for services at an establishment, especially a hotel or restaurant.
3. A nonpaying passenger in a motor vehicle.
Guest Statute

A law that bars a nonpaying passenger in a noncommercial vehicle from suing the host-driver for damages resulting from the driver’s ordinary negligence.
WEX Legal Dictionary
Guest Statute

A law in only a few states that prevents a nonpaying automobile passenger from suing the driver when the passenger is hurt as a result of the simple negligence of the driver. In general, the social passenger can sue the driver only if the driver's actions constitute gross, or extreme, negligence. Examples might include drunk driving, playing "chicken," driving a car knowing that the brakes are faulty, or continuing to drive recklessly after the passenger has asked the driver to stop or asked to be let out
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