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"visitation" in British English

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visitationnoun

uk   /ˌvɪz.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌvɪz.əˈteɪ.ʃən/
[C] an ​officialvisit from someone ​important: humorous We're ​awaiting a visitation from the ​inspector.
[U] US an ​arrangement in which a divorcedparent may ​spendtime with the ​children he or she no ​longerlives with, at ​agreedtimes and under ​agreedconditions: The ​motheragreed to visitation rights for the ​boys' ​father.
[C] formal an ​event that is ​considered to be a ​message or a ​punishment from ​God: In 1917 three ​shepherdchildrenreported a visitation from the Virgin Mary.
(Definition of visitation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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visitationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌvɪz·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
the ​act of ​visiting, or a ​visit: [U] The ​hospital has ​strictrules about visitation.
law Visitation is the ​act of a ​divorcedparentspendingtime with a ​child he or she no ​longerlives with at ​agreedtimes and ​according to ​agreedconditions.
(Definition of visitation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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