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noun     visitation pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] formal the activity of visiting a place or person

    the visitation of the sick

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    1. a.
      [uncountable] the right of a divorced parent to visit children who live with the other parent

      a visitation arrangement

      visitation rights

    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] an official visit, especially one that examines the activities of a person or group

      The church is subject to visitation by our local bishop.

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  2. 2
    [countable] an occasion when people think they have seen a spirit or have received a punishment from God

    They believed the plague was a visitation of God.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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