What does visitor mean?

Definitions for visitor
ˈvɪz ɪ tərvis·i·tor

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word visitor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. visitor, visitantnoun

    someone who visits

Wiktionary

  1. visitornoun

    Someone who visits someone else; someone staying as a guest.

  2. visitornoun

    Someone who pays a visit to a specific place or event; a sightseer or tourist.

  3. visitornoun

    Someone, or a team, that is playing away from home.

  4. Visitornoun

    An overseer of some institutions such as cathedrals, colleges and hospitals etc.

Wikipedia

  1. Visitor

    A visitor, in English and Welsh law and history, is an overseer of an autonomous ecclesiastical or eleemosynary institution, often a charitable institution set up for the perpetual distribution of the founder's alms and bounty, who can intervene in the internal affairs of that institution. Those with such visitors are mainly cathedrals, chapels, schools, colleges, universities, and hospitals. Many visitors hold their role ex officio, by serving as the British sovereign, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chancellor, the Lord President of the Council, the Lord Chief Justice, or the bishop of a particular diocese. Others can be appointed in various ways, depending on the constitution of the organization in question. Bishops are usually the visitors to their own cathedrals. The King usually delegates his 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. 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. The right of the visitor, and not the courts, to adjudge on alleged deviations from the statutes of academic colleges was affirmed in the case of Philips v. Bury, 1694, in which the House of Lords overruled a judgment of the Court of King's Bench.The Higher Education Act 2004 transferred the jurisdiction of visitors over the grievances of students in English and Welsh universities to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator.

ChatGPT

  1. visitor

    A visitor is a person who visits a person, place, website or event as a guest, tourist or for professional reasons. They are not a permanent resident, employee or member of the place or site they are visiting. Visitors might include friends, family, tourists, business travelers, conference attendees, or web users.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visitor

    one who visits; one who comes or goes to see another, as in civility or friendship

  2. Visitor

    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

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. visiteur.]

Wikidata

  1. Visitor

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. visitor

    A person or people who go to see a person or people.

    The visitor was my future husbands sister and we had a wonderful time.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'visitor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4128

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'visitor' in Nouns Frequency: #668

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of visitor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of visitor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of visitor in a Sentence

  1. Jolly Joseph:

    She is not even a member of this diocese. She came here after getting married, jolly was not a frequent visitor here, nor did she have anything to do with the activities of Lourdes Matha Church.

  2. Mathieu Shamavu:

    You see they can walk one or two meters on two legs but also these animals are so used (to humans), they like to imitate and do what people do, we are always together, we feed them, we walk with them, we accompany them in their natural environment, we are in charge of their security. This is why these gorillas are used to us, their guardians and no one else, no journalist, no visitor would have been able to take this photo.

  3. Loishiye Mollel:

    One visitor from the U.S. can have a maximum of 15 people behind him, of which 13 are porters, a cook and a guide. All these jobs will be affected by a cable car, we are of the view that the mountain should be left as it is.

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    SOMETIMES BEING TOO CLOSE TO THE GOALS WE SEEK IN LIFE CAUSES US TO HAVE LESS A DESIRE TO ENJOY THE TRUE IMPORTANCE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF LIFE ITSELF. eg. MOST PEOPLE LIVING CLOSE TO THE NIAGARA FALLS SEEM TO VISIT IT LESS, BUT WILL QUICKLY CARRY SOME VISITOR TO SEE IT.

  5. Laura Lane Welch Bush:

    This will always be a place that welcomes each visitor with open arms.

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