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visa

noun vi·sa \ ˈvē-zə also -sə \

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

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Origin and Etymology of visa

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


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visa

verb

Definition of visa

visaed play \ˈvē-zəd, -səd\; visaing play \ˈvē-zə-iŋ, -sə-\
transitive verb
: to give a visa to (a passport)

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First Known Use of visa

circa 1847



VISA Defined for English Language Learners

visa

noun

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


Law Dictionary

visa

noun vi·sa \ ˈvē-zə, -sə \

legal Definition of visa

: 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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