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visitation

noun
     
vis‧i‧ta‧tion
1 [uncountable and countable] formal an official visit to a place or person
2 [uncountable and countable] law an occasion when a parent is allowed to spend time with the children after a divorce, or the right to do this:
visitation rights
3 [countable] an occasion when God or a spirit is believed to appear to someone on earth
4 [countable] literary an event that is believed to be God's punishment for something:
a visitation of plague
5 [countable] a long visit from someone that you do not want to see - used humorously

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