Definitions for visitorˈvɪz ɪ tər
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someone who visits
Someone who visits someone else; someone staying as a guest.
Someone who pays a visit to a specific place or event; a sightseer or tourist.
Someone, or a team, that is playing away from home.
An overseer of some institutions such as cathedrals, colleges and hospitals etc.
one who visits; one who comes or goes to see another, as in civility or friendship
a superior, or a person lawfully appointed for the purpose, who makes formal visits of inspection to a corporation or an institution. See Visit, v. t., 2, and Visitation, n., 2
Origin: [Cf. F. visiteur.]
A Visitor, in United Kingdom law and history, is an overseer of an autonomous ecclesiastical or eleemosynary institution who can intervene in the internal affairs of that institution. These institutions mainly comprise cathedrals, chapels, colleges, universities and hospitals. The British sovereign, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chancellor, the Lord President of the Council, the Lord Chief Justice, peers, and diocesan bishops are the most common Visitors, though any person or office-holder can be nominated. The Queen usually delegates her visitatorial functions to the Lord Chancellor. During the reform of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the 19th century, Parliament ordered Visitations to the universities to make inquiries and to reform the university and college statutes. Bishops are usually the Visitors to their own cathedrals. There is a ceremonial element to the role and the Visitor may also be called upon to give advice where an institution expresses doubt as to its powers under its charter and statutes. However, the most important function of the Visitor was within academic institutions, where the Visitor had to determine disputes arising between the institution and its members. Traditionally the courts have been exempted from any jurisdiction over student complaints. There had been much speculation that this contravened the Human Rights Act 1998. However in 2004 the Higher Education Act transferred the jurisdiction of the Visitor over student complaints in English and Welsh universities to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator.
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Rank popularity for the word 'visitor' in Nouns Frequency: #668
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- زائر, سائحArabic
- Gast, Besucherin, Gästin, BesucherGerman
- invitée, invité, visiteur, visiteuseFrench
- お客さん, 訪問者, 観光客, 客人Japanese
- гостин, посетителMacedonian
- visitante, visita, turistaPortuguese
- визитёр, гость, посетительница, гостья, посетительRussian
- besökare, gästSwedish
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