visitation etymology

English word visitation comes from Latin visitatio (Sight, appearance. Visit. Visitation, punishment.)

Detailed word origin of visitation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
visitatio Latin (lat) Sight, appearance. Visit. Visitation, punishment.
visitacion Old French (fro)
visitacioun Anglo-Norman (xno)
visitation English (eng) A punishment or blessing ordained by God.. An encounter with supernatural beings such as ghosts or aliens.. An official visit to inspect or examine something.. The act of visiting, or an instance of being visited.. The right of a separated or divorced parent to visit a child; access.