Origin of visitation
British Dictionary definitions for intervisitation (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for intervisitation (2 of 2)
- the visit made by the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:39–56)
- the Church festival commemorating this, held on July 2
Word Origin and History for intervisitation
c.1300, "a visit by an ecclesiastical representative to examine the condition of a parish, abbey, etc.," from Latin visitationem (nominative visitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of visitare (see visit). The supernatural sense of "a sight, appearance" is attested from mid-14c.