the act of visiting.
a visit for the purpose of making an official examination or inspection, as of a bishop to a diocese.
(usually initial capital letter) the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Luke 1:36–56.
(initial capital letter) a church festival, held on July 2, in commemoration of this visit.
the administration of comfort or aid, or of affliction or punishment: a visitation of the plague.
an affliction or punishment, as from God.
the appearance or coming of a supernatural influence or spirit.
- vis·it·a·tion·al, adjective
- in·ter·vis·it·a·tion, noun
- re·vis·it·a·tion, noun
- visit, visitation
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How to use visitation in a sentence
Close all visitations or require visitors to test negative at regular weekly or biweekly intervals as a pass to enter the hospital.Patients are getting infected with covid-19 in the hospital. It happened to one of mine and killed him. | Manoj Jain | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Capito told the press on Monday that the new designation will be a boon for state tourism, with an expected 20 percent bump in visitation based on a study of previous monuments that have been upgraded to national-park status.
Later, Fitzhugh learned that her mother, who was denied custody and visitation rights, was alive.
Also, a lapse in operations in the dead of winter would be less likely to have a big impact on visitation to parks and other federally-run tourists sites, compared to other shutdowns that have happened in warmer weather.Government funding appears likely to expire Friday night as Congress tries to complete stimulus deal | Jeff Stein, Mike DeBonis, Lisa Rein, Rachel Siegel | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
Page has disagreed about the parameters suggested for visitation, so she still has not seen her children.The Family Court Judge Who Threatened a Mother With Contempt of Court for Getting Her Child a COVID-19 Test | by Marshall Allen, ProPublica, and Rachel Dissell for ProPublica | December 18, 2020 | ProPublica
Home visitation is a great example of building political support the right way—by doing what works.
Those who do wish to attend, however, must be pre-approved for visitation ahead of the wedding day.
The source of dispute: the visitation arrangements for their dog.
In the same scene, he refuses to sign papers that would allow him visitation rights.
He does not have custody of his child, nor did the Japanese courts grant him visitation rights.
visitation of the ecclesiastical cabildo, clergy of Manila, and province of Pampanga.
According to the greatness of their work, is their visitation also: they shall lead them to the torrent of the willows.
Neantmoins (par trop de bont) tant de fautes leur furent pardonnes apres visitation faite.
They are vain things, and a ridiculous work: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
And there shall be no remains of them: for I will bring in evil upon the men of Anathoth, the year of their visitation.
British Dictionary definitions for visitation (1 of 2)
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 catastrophe: a visitation of the plague
an appearance or arrival of a supernatural being
any call or visit
informal an unduly prolonged social call
- visitational, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Visitation (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
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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