visitation

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noun vis·i·ta·tion \ ˌvi-zə-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of visitation

1 :an instance of visiting: such as
a :an official visit (as for inspection)
b :2wake 3
c :temporary custody of a child granted to a noncustodial parent
  • visitation rights
2 a :a special dispensation of divine favor or wrath
b :a severe trial :affliction
3 capitalized :the visit of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth recounted in Luke and celebrated July 2 by a Christian feast

Examples of visitation in a Sentence

  1. He has visitation rights on the weekends.

  2. the visitation of a diocese by a bishop

  3. Visitation is from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Recent Examples of visitation from the Web

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First Known Use of visitation

14th century

visitation Synonyms


VISITATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of visitation for English Language Learners

  • law : the act of visiting your children or the right to visit your children after you are divorced and while they are living with their other parent

  • : an official visit by an important person especially to look at or inspect something

  • : a time before a dead person is buried when people may view the body


Law Dictionary

visitation

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noun vis·i·ta·tion \ ˌvi-zə-ˈtā-shən \

legal Definition of visitation

1 :an official visit (as for inspection)
  • visitation of the home of a neglected child
2 :access to a child granted especially to a parent who does not have custody
  • supervised visitation
  • visitation rights


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