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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.
The homes of the Military and Artisan classes were inspected in a course of visitations extending through upwards of a year; and during that period every town, village, and hamlet was systematically purged of that excess of the lower orders which had been brought about by the neglect to pay the tribute of Criminals to the Schools and University, and by the violation of the other natural Laws of the Constitution of Flatland.
And what with the standing spectacle of the black terrific Ahab, and the periodical tumultuous visitations of these three savages, Dough-Boy's whole life was one continual lip-quiver.
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.
- Vietnam Total International Travelers Visitation and Forecast (2015 - 2025)
He describes life, politics, government, and especially foreign diplomacy there, covering British officialdom and parliamentary visitation, Lord Carrington's visit to Biafra and Lagos, our peace mission to the Republic of Biafra and Nigeria, Stephen Lewis' visit to Biafra, foreign correspondents and their tour of Biafra, activities and experiences of medical doctors in Biafra, visitation of church leaders, and the content of education in Biafra.
Domestic visitation was strong in the New South Wales market with a 16 per cent increase to 242,000 travellers, contributing $378 million to the Territory economy.
Nine years ago, the Family Visitation Center in Mundelein was established to help prevent these violent, emotionally charged, and sometimes tragic incidents that involve children.