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Definition of "visitation" []

  • The act or an instance of visiting or an instance of being visited: rules governing visitation at a prison. (noun)
  • An official visit for the purpose of inspection or examination, as of a bishop to a diocese. (noun)
  • The right of a parent to visit a child as specified in a divorce or separation order. (noun)
  • A visit of punishment or affliction or of comfort and blessing regarded as being ordained by God. (noun)
  • A calamitous event or experience; a grave misfortune. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "visitation" in a sentence
  • ""To visitation of the impassive air," is a sonorous verse; but it is not Dante's verse, unless _all detached_ means _on every side is open to visitation_, and _impassive air_ means"
  • "He closed his eyes, as if the word visitation pained him."
  • "Koziol said the term visitation itself is an insult to the relationship parents have with their children."