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vis·i·ta·tion

 (vĭz′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. The action or an instance of visiting or an instance of being visited: rules governing visitation at a prison.
2. An official visit for the purpose of inspection or examination, as of a bishop to a diocese.
3. The provision made for a parent to spend time with a child who is in the physical custody of another.
4. A gathering of people in remembrance of a deceased person, especially in the presence of the body at a funeral home.
5.
a. An inflicting of punishment or affliction or a dispensation of comfort and blessing regarded as being ordained by God.
b. A calamitous event or experience; a grave misfortune: a visitation of an epidemic.
6. The appearance or arrival of a supernatural being.
7. Visitation Roman Catholic Church
a. The visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.
b. May 31, observed in commemoration of this event.

vis′i·ta′tion·al adj.

visitation

(ˌvɪzɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) 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
2. (Theology) a visiting of punishment or reward from heaven
3. any disaster or catastrophe: a visitation of the plague.
4. (Theology) an appearance or arrival of a supernatural being
5. any call or visit
6. informal an unduly prolonged social call
ˌvisitˈational adj

Visitation

(ˌvɪzɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. the visit made by the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:39–56)
b. the Church festival commemorating this, held on July 2
2. (Roman Catholic Church) 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

vis•it•a•tion

(ˌvɪz ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of visiting.
2. a formal visit, as one granted by a court to a divorced parent to visit a child in custody of the other parent.
3. a visit for the purpose of making an official examination or inspection.
4. (cap.)
a. the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Luke 1:36-56.
b. a church festival held on July 2 commemorating this visit.
5. the administration of comfort or aid, or of affliction or punishment: a visitation of the plague.
6. an affliction or punishment, as from God.
7. the appearance or coming of a supernatural influence or spirit.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]
visit, visitation - A visit is an instance of visiting; a visitation is an act of visiting, and carries the connotation of an unexpected or undesired occurrence.
See also related terms for unexpected.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.visitation - an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic eventvisitation - an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"
affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress
fire - a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation"
2.visitation - any disaster or catastrophe; "a visitation of the plague"
calamity, catastrophe, tragedy, disaster, cataclysm - an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
3.visitation - an official visit for inspection or supervision; "the commissioner made visitations to all the precinct stations"; "the recent visitation of the bishop to his diocese"
visit - the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time; "he dropped by for a visit"

visitation

noun
1. apparition, vision, manifestation, appearance, materialization He claims to have had a visitation from the Virgin Mary.
2. inspection, survey, examination, visit, review, scrutiny House-to-house visitation has been authorized by the Board of Health.

visitation

noun
1. An act or an instance of going or coming to see another:
2. A state of pain or anguish that tests one's resiliency and character:
Translations

visitation

[ˌvɪzɪˈteɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= visit) (by official) → inspección f; (by bishop, cardinal) → visita f pastoral
we had a visitation from her (hum) → nos cayó encima una de sus visitas
2. (Rel) → visitación f
the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Maryla Visitación de la Santísima Virgen María
3. (= punishment) → castigo m
B. CPD visitation rights NPLderecho msing de visita

visitation

n
(form: = visit, by official) → Besichtigung f, → Besuch m; (by ghost) → Erscheinung f; after another visitation from the mother-in-law (hum)nachdem uns die Schwiegermutter wieder einmal heimgesucht hatte
(Rel) the VisitationMariä Heimsuchung f
(Rel, = affliction) → Heimsuchung f; a visitation for their sinsdie Strafe für ihre Sünden; the visitation of the sins of the fathers on succeeding generationsdie Bestrafung der folgenden Generationen für die Sünden ihrer Väter

visitation

[ˌvɪsɪˈteɪʃən] n
a. (frm) (by official) → visita; (by bishop) → visita pastorale
b. (hum) a visitation (from sb)una visita inopportuna (da parte di qn)
c. (Rel) the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Maryla Visitazione della Beata Vergine
d. (frm) (calamity) → punizione f divina
References in classic literature ?
He was like that, only that the visitation that descended upon Joe Welling was a mental and not a physical thing.
The Hurons stood aghast at this sudden visitation of death on one of their band.
The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on Christmas Eve in an old house, a strange tale should essentially be, I remember no comment uttered till somebody happened to say that it was the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child.
The servants said they would follow the fashion, a fashion grown sacred through immemorial observ- ance; they would scatter fresh rushes in all the rooms and halls, and then the evidence of the aristocratic visitation would be no longer visible.
I suppose, now," said Miss Ingram, curling her lip sarcastically, "we shall have an abstract of the memoirs of all the governesses extant: in order to avert such a visitation, I again move the introduction of a new topic.
Doctor Manette, whom this visitation had so turned into stone, that be stood with the lamp in his band, as if be woe a statue made to hold it, moved after these words were spoken, put the lamp down, and confronting the speaker, and taking him, not ungently, by the loose front of his red woollen shirt, said:
Scrooge lay in this state until the chime had gone three-quarters more, when he remembered, on a sudden, that the Ghost hadwarned him of a visitation when the bell tolled one.
She was constantly complaining of the cold, and of its occasioning a visitation in her back which she called 'the creeps'.
He observed that, to him, this trance looked more like a visitation of Satan than a proof of divine favour, and exhorted his friend to see that he hid no accursed thing within his soul.
Zephaniah Crypt's Charity, under the stimulus of a late visitation by commissioners, were beginning to apply long- accumulating funds to the rebuilding of the Yellow Coat School, which was henceforth to be carried forward on a greatly-extended scale, the testator having left no restrictions concerning the curriculum, but only concerning the coat.
From this grievous visitation, however the Typees are as yet wholly exempt; but its place is unfortunately in some degree supplied by the occasional presence of a minute species of fly, which, without stinging, is nevertheless productive of no little annoyance.
They had communities of knowledge, "their" knowledge (this discriminating possessive was always on her lips) of presences of the other age, presences all overlaid, in his case, by the experience of a man and the freedom of a wanderer, overlaid by pleasure, by infidelity, by passages of life that were strange and dim to her, just by "Europe" in short, but still unobscured, still exposed and cherished, under that pious visitation of the spirit from which she had never been diverted.