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visa

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noun vi·sa \ˈvē-zə also -sə\

Definition of visa

  1. 1 :  an endorsement made on a passport by the proper authorities denoting that it has been examined and that the bearer may proceed

  2. 2 :  a signature of formal approval by a superior upon a document

Origin and Etymology of visa

French, from Latin, neuter plural of visus, past participle


First Known Use: 1831


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visa

verb vi·sa

Definition of visa

visaed

play \-zəd, -səd\

visaing

play \-zə-iŋ, -sə-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a visa to (a passport)

Circa 1847

First Known Use of visa

circa 1847


VISA Defined for English Language Learners

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visa

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noun vi·sa \ˈvē-zə also -sə\

Definition of visa for English Language Learners

  • : an official mark or stamp on a passport that allows someone to enter or leave a country usually for a particular reason


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visa

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noun vi·sa \ˈvē-zə, -sə\

Legal Definition of visa

  1. :  an endorsement made on a passport by the proper authorities denoting that it has been examined and that the bearer may proceed



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