What does visitation mean?

Definitions for visitationˌvɪz ɪˈteɪ ʃən

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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"


  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

  7. Origin: [L. visitatio: cf. F. visitation.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of visitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of visitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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Translations for visitation

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  • vierailu, kohtaaminen, etsikko, tapaamisoikeusFinnish

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