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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvisitationvis‧i‧ta‧tion /ˌvɪzɪˈteɪʃən/ noun  1 [countable, uncountable] formal an official visit to a place or person2 [countable, uncountable] law an occasion when a parent is allowed to spend time with the children after a divorce, or the right to do this visitation rights3 [countable] an occasion when God or a spirit is believed to appear to someone on Earth4 [countable] literary an event that is believed to be God’s punishment for something a visitation of plague5 [countable] a long visit from someone that you do not want to see – used humorously
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visitationVisitation at the funeral home is from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday.In the cool light of this brighter day it was hard to conceive of it as a visitation of demons.It looks like a battle ground or a visitation of plague; and indeed, it is something of both of these.By visitation of the monastic and parish churches within their dioceses, the bishops heard what was going on.For the most part Kilwardby lavished his attention on his clerical subjects, conducting visitations of suffragans' dioceses and holding frequent clerical synods.To facilitate such visitations, the people made elaborate masks and danced to impersonate the spirits.The visitation records have several values for the local historian.These visitations began at 8 a.m. and covered nine rural and local cemeteries.
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