Definitions for visitationˌvɪz ɪˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vis•it•a•tionˌvɪz ɪˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of visiting.

  2. a formal visit, as one granted by a court to a divorced parent to visit a child in custody of the other parent.

    Category: Law

  3. a visit for the purpose of making an official examination or inspection.

    Category: Religion

  4. (cap.) the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Luke 1:36-56. a church festival held on July 2 commemorating this visit.

    Category: Religion, Bible

  5. the administration of comfort or aid, or of affliction or punishment:

    a visitation of the plague.

  6. an affliction or punishment, as from God.

  7. the appearance or coming of a supernatural influence or spirit.

Origin of visitation:

1275–1325; ME < AF < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trial, tribulation, visitation(noun)

    an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

    "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"

  2. visitation(noun)

    any disaster or catastrophe

    "a visitation of the plague"

  3. visitation(noun)

    an official visit for inspection or supervision

    "the commissioner made visitations to all the precinct stations"; "the recent visitation of the bishop to his diocese"

Wiktionary

  1. visitation(Noun)

    The act of visiting, or an instance of being visited.

  2. visitation(Noun)

    An official visit to inspect or examine something.

  3. visitation(Noun)

    An encounter with supernatural beings such as ghosts or aliens.

  4. visitation(Noun)

    The right of a separated or divorced parent to visit a child; access.

  5. visitation(Noun)

    A punishment or blessing ordained by God.

  6. Visitation(ProperNoun)

    (Roman Catholic Church) the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth; the commemoration of this on 31st May

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visitation(noun)

    the act of visiting, or the state of being visited; access for inspection or examination

  2. Visitation(noun)

    specifically: The act of a superior or superintending officer who, in the discharge of his office, visits a corporation, college, etc., to examine into the manner in which it is conducted, and see that its laws and regulations are duly observed and executed; as, the visitation of a diocese by a bishop

  3. Visitation(noun)

    the object of a visit

  4. Visitation(noun)

    the act of a naval commander who visits, or enters on board, a vessel belonging to another nation, for the purpose of ascertaining her character and object, but without claiming or exercising a right of searching the vessel. It is, however, usually coupled with the right of search (see under Search), visitation being used for the purpose of search

  5. Visitation(noun)

    special dispensation; communication of divine favor and goodness, or, more usually, of divine wrath and vengeance; retributive calamity; retribution; judgment

  6. Visitation(noun)

    a festival in honor of the visit of the Virgin Mary to Elisabeth, mother of John the Baptist, celebrated on the second of July

Freebase

  1. Visitation

    The Visitation is the visit of Mary with Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, Luke 1:39–56. It is also the name of a Christian feast day commemorating this visit, celebrated on 31 May in the West and 30 March in the East.

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