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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