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Visitation may refer to:

In history:

  • Heraldic visitation, a tour of inspection by a herald (or other officer-of-arms) to regulate and register coats of arms, and to record pedigrees

In law:

  • Contact (law) or visitation (United States), the right of a non-custodial parent to visit with their children
  • Visitation, an inspection or inquiry by an archbishop or bishop, or by a commissary or archdeacon on his behalf (English ecclesiastical law)
  • Visitation, an inquiry into the affairs of a university or other charitable institution, by the founder or a person appointed in accordance with the terms of the foundation (English law)

In popular culture:

In religion:


  • Supernatural Visitation, an experience of presence or communication between the recently deceased and their spouse or progeny