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visitation

1. an official call or visit for the purpose of inspecting or examining an institution, esp such a visit made by a bishop to his diocese
2. a visiting of punishment or reward from heaven
3. an appearance or arrival of a supernatural being

Visitation

1. 
a. the visit made by the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:39--56)
b. the Church festival commemorating this, held on July 2
2. a religious order of nuns, the Order of the Visitation, founded in 1610 by St Francis of Sales and dedicated to contemplation and the cultivation of humility, gentleness, and sisterly love
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Another verdict of "the visitation of God" left all at liberty to form their own conclusions.
Then, after a pause, he added, "Or I must have had another visitation like that which you have all seen me under, so that the thief must have come and gone while I was not in the body, but out of the body.
It was a misfortune of the most cruel kind but no more disgraceful than an illness, a maiming accident or some other visitation of blind fate.
Rachel was not often sick and had a well- defined contempt for people who were; but grippe, she asserted, was like no other illness on earth and could only be interpreted as one of the special visitations of Providence.
I don't believe the doctor has any business to tamper with the visitations of God.
He generally arrived in London (like the influenza) from the Continent, only he arrived unheralded by the Press; and his visitations set in with great severity.
Cook did not provide further details of the reported disturbances, but she confirmed that "these measures were taken out of an abundance of caution, and we look forward to resuming visitation as soon as possible.
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) reintroduced the Video Visitation and Inmate Calling in Prisons Act of 2017 to strengthen the nations criminal justice system by helping families keep in touch with incarcerated family members, something studies have shown can help reduce recidivism rates and thereby save taxpayer dollars.
JERUSALEM, July 19, 2017 (WAFA) -- Israeli police said Wednesday that it has shut down Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalemae1/4aos Old City for Jewish visitation after a number of Jews attempted to hold religious rituals in the Muslim holy site in violation of visitation rules.
However, a freeze on visitation is neither possible nor desirable.
1) This article will discuss evidence-based findings on correctional visitations regarding the benefits, the common barriers, how video visitation may overcome some of those barriers, and the goals of the Vera study.
Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation.