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noun British English pronunciation: visitation /ˌvɪzɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularvisitation
pluralvisitations
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] mainly American formal the activity of visiting a place or person

    the visitation of the sick

    1. a.
      [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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