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[vee-zey, vee-zey] /ˈvi zeɪ, viˈzeɪ/
noun, verb (used with object), viséed, viséing.
Origin of visé
< French, past participle of viser to inspect, check; see visa Unabridged
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  • He carried that indefinable passport which society recognizes and which needs no visé.

    Washington Irving Charles Dudley Warner
  • Moreover, how could red-fanged war affect a remote place like visé?

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • No; and passports must be visé by the Russian consul before we can issue a ticket.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • The mill was one of the places in visé spared by German malice that day.

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • visé itself was certainly quiet save for the unceasing stream of troops making for the pontoon bridge.

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • When you hear any movement, or see any one, say clearly ‘visé.’

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • I first called upon the American minister, and my passport—made out in Washington—was visé for Paris.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • Schwartz, the treacherous barber of visé, led his men into the lane.

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • Their front extended from visé southward, as far as Luxemburg.

  • They had not gone twenty yards beneath the trees when some one hissed, “visé!”

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for visé


noun, verb
(US) a variant spelling of vice2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for visé



c.1300, "device like a screw or winch for bending a crossbow or catapult," from Old French vis, viz "screw," from Latin vitis "vine, tendril of a vine," literally "that which winds," from root of viere "to bind, twist" (see withy). The meaning "clamping tool with two jaws closed by a screw" is first recorded c.1500.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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