Origin of visitation
Examples from the Web for visitation
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.
The extent of visitation and other means of contact between the child and their parents are also made by the court.
It requires a torpid temperament to remain calm under this visitation.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|James Kennedy
Three nights a week were devoted by the mission to visitation work.The Man Who Knew|Edgar Wallace
By the way, he may now expect a visitation of the Criminal Anarchy law.Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre|Voltairine de Cleyre
If they doo, they are not onely disobedient, but are seuerely punished at the time of their visitation.The History of the Great and Mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof, Volume I (of 2)|Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza
A strong, inspiring personality is not a gift of the gods, nor is a weak and ineffective personality a visitation of Providence.How to Teach Religion|George Herbert Betts
British Dictionary definitions for visitation (1 of 2)
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
Word Origin and History for visitation
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.