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Definitions for visitor
ˈvɪz ɪ tərvis·i·tor
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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.
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.
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
Etymology: [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.
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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Rank popularity for the word 'visitor' in Nouns Frequency: #668
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The numerical value of visitor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of visitor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of visitor in a Sentence
In verity we are the poor. This humanity we would claim for ourselves is the legacy, not only of the Enlightenment, but of the thousands and thousands of European peasants and poor townspeople who came here bringing their humanity and their sufferings with them. It is the absence of a stable upper class that is responsible for much of the vulgarity of the American scene. Should we blush before the visitor for this deficiency?
The first thing a Denver visitor might do is open the Uber app, you're going to see there's a great train that goes right downtown and it's the best option in terms of time and money.
I mean, there are questions about influence peddling when it comes to the Trump family, there's questions about visitor logs when it comes to Mar-a-Lago.
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say I want to see the manager.
President Trump never claimed the moral high ground and boasted about releasing White House visitor logs, and President Trump was consistently more transparent than President Biden who has n’t held a non-scripted press conference since President Trump took office, my letter points out the Left’s hypocrisy and underlines the need for mandated transparency from this president going forward, especially considering the amount of time Joe Biden spends at Joe Biden Delaware residence and Joe Biden family’s questionable business dealings.
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- زائر, سائحArabic
- Besucherin, Besucher, Gästin, GastGerman
- visiteur, visiteuse, invité, invitéeFrench
- 観光客, お客さん, 訪問者, 客人Japanese
- посетител, гостинMacedonian
- visita, visitante, turistaPortuguese
- гостья, визитёр, посетитель, посетительница, гостьRussian
- besökare, gästSwedish
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