- 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"
- any disaster or catastrophe
"a visitation of the plague"
- On the inquest it was shown that Buck Fanshaw, in the delirium of a wasting typhoid fever, had taken arsenic, shot himself through the body, cut his throat, and jumped out of a four-story window and broken his neck—and after due deliberation, the jury, sad and tearful, but with intelligence unblinded by its sorrow, brought in a verdict of death "by the visitation of God." What could the world do without juries?