visitation

[ viz-i-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌvɪz ɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of visitation

1275–1325; < Latin vīsitātiōn- (stem of vīsitātiō), equivalent to vīsitāt(us) (past participle of vīsitāre; see visit, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion; replacing Middle English visitacioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM visitation

vis·it·a·tion·al, adjectivein·ter·vis·it·a·tion, nounre·vis·it·a·tion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH visitation

visit visitation
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Examples from the Web for revisitation

  • It was with a start of self-rebuke that he confessed to himself that here was the ultimate object of his revisitation.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
  • And the Concord books—how do they bear the test of revisitation?

    Four Americans|Henry A. Beers
  • His journeys in the east between the two imprisonments therefore involved something more than the revisitation of former fields.

    The Literature and History of New Testament Times|J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen

British Dictionary definitions for revisitation (1 of 2)

visitation
/ (ˌvɪzɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

an official call or visit for the purpose of inspecting or examining an institution, esp such a visit made by a bishop to his diocese
a visiting of punishment or reward from heaven
any disaster or catastrophea visitation of the plague
an appearance or arrival of a supernatural being
any call or visit
informal an unduly prolonged social call

Derived forms of visitation

visitational, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for revisitation (2 of 2)

Visitation
/ (ˌvɪzɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

  1. the visit made by the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:39–56)
  2. the Church festival commemorating this, held on July 2
a religious order of nuns, the Order of the Visitation, founded in 1610 by St Francis of Sales and dedicated to contemplation and the cultivation of humility, gentleness, and sisterly love
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