usage note
This word is often capitalized in the sense shown in 2).
visitation
noun
1. (act of visiting) 
a. la visita (F) 
The prisoner was allowed an hour of visitation with his family.Se le permitió al preso una hora de visita con su familia.
b. la visita pastoral (F) (by a church member) 
The bishop blessed us all during his visitation.El obispo nos dio la bendición durante su visita pastoral.
2. (religious) 
a. la visitación (F) 
According to the Gospel, Mary and Elizabeth were both pregnant during the Visitation.Según el evangelio, Mary y Elizabeth estaban embarazadas en la Visitación.
3. (apparition) 
a. la aparición (F) 
Many guests of the historic hotel have reported visitations from spirits during their stay.Muchos huéspedes del hotel histórico han reportado apariciones de espíritus durante su estancia.
adjective
4. (related to a visitation) 
a. de visita 
Carol's father had to fight for his visitation rights after his divorce.El papá de Carol tuvo que pelear por sus derechos de visita después de su divorcio.
visitation [ˌvɪzɪˈteɪʃən]
noun
1 (visit) (by official) inspección (f); (by bishop, cardinal) visita (f) pastoral
The Cardinal would soon be making a parish visitation in our area
we had a visitation from her nos cayó encima una de sus visitas
2 (Rel) visitación (f)
the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary la Visitación de la Santísima Virgen María
3 (punishment) castigo (m)
modifier
visitation rights (n) derecho (m) de visita
If Michael is to pay child support he will get visitation rights obviously
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