Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
  2. (verb, communication) provide (a passport) with a visa
  3. (verb, communication) approve officially

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Alternate forms of Visa

Derivations: visa

Hypernyms: approve, countenance, endorse, endorsement, imprimatur, indorse, indorsement, o.k., okay, sanction, warrant

Origin of the word Visa

  1. 1831, "official signature or endorsement on a passport," from Fr. visa, from Mod.L. charta visa "verified paper," lit. "paper that has been seen," from fem. pp. of L. videre "to see" (see vision). Earlier vis? (1810), from Fr. pp. of viser "to examine, view." more

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