Visitation may refer to:

In law:

  • In United States Law, the term for the right of a non-custodial parent to visit with their children, elsewhere known as Contact (law)
  • An official visit, usually for purposes of inspection, and the record of that visit. Both in English and Spanish (colonial) history.

In religion:

In history:

  • Heraldic visitations were made to establish the right of a person to bear arms, and are used today in genealogical research.

In popular culture:


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

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