visitation

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noun vis·i·ta·tion \ˌvi-zə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of visitation

  1. 1 :  an instance of visiting: such asa :  an official visit (as for inspection)b :  2wake 3c :  temporary custody of a child granted to a noncustodial parent <visitation rights>

  2. 2a :  a special dispensation of divine favor or wrathb :  a severe trial :  affliction

  3. 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.

14th Century

First Known Use of visitation

14th century


VISITATION Defined for English Language Learners

visitation

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noun vis·i·ta·tion \ˌvi-zə-ˈtā-shən\

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. 1 :  an official visit (as for inspection) <visitation of the home of a neglected child>

  2. 2 :  access to a child granted especially to a parent who does not have custody <supervised visitation> <visitation rights>



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