Definition of


  1. (noun, event) an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
    life is full of tribulations
    a visitation of the plague
  2. (noun, event) any disaster or catastrophe
  3. (noun, act) an official visit for inspection or supervision
    the recent visitation of the bishop to his diocese

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Synonyms of Visitation

trial, tribulation

Alternate forms of Visitation

Derivations: visit

Hyponyms: fire

Hypernyms: affliction, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, visit

Origin of the word Visitation

  1. c.1300, "a visit by an ecclesiastical representative to examine the condition of a parish, abbey, etc.," from L. visitationem (see visit). The supernatural sense of "a sight, appearance" is attested from mid-14c. more

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Words that sound like Visitation

vacation, vacation home, vasectomy, vasosection, vasotomy, vegetation, vesication, vexation, victim, vivification, vivisection, vocation

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