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Noun: visitation  ,vi-zi'tey-shun
  1. An annoying, frustrating or catastrophic event
    "a visitation of the plague";
    - trial, tribulation
  2. Any disaster or catastrophe
    "a visitation of the plague"
  3. An official visit for inspection or supervision
    "the commissioner made visitations to all the precinct stations"; "the recent visitation of the bishop to his diocese"

Derived forms: visitations

Type of: affliction, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, visit

Encyclopedia: Visitation, Canonical