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English noun: visitation

1. visitation (event) an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

SamplesHis mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him.
Life is full of tribulations.
A visitation of the plague.

Synonymstrial, tribulation

Broader (hypernym)affliction

Narrower (hyponym)fire

2. visitation (event) any disaster or catastrophe

SamplesA visitation of the plague.

Broader (hypernym)calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy

3. visitation (act) an official visit for inspection or supervision

SamplesThe commissioner made visitations to all the precinct stations.
The recent visitation of the bishop to his diocese.

Broader (hypernym)visit

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