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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Visitation may refer to:

In history:

  • Heraldic visitation, tours of inspection to establish the right of a person to bear arms, and are used today in genealogical research.

In law:

  • Contact (law) or visitation (United States), the right of a non-custodial parent to visit with their children

In popular culture:

In religion:

  • Visitation (Christianity), a Christian liturgical feast day commemorating the visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth
  • Canonical Visitation, an inspection made by a clergyman authorised under (Catholic) canon law
  • Funeral Visitation, a funeral custom where a mourner visits the deceased person's family and views the body lying in the casket, either at a funeral home or church
  • Tablet of Visitation, (or Ziyarat) the specific prayers used in Islam and the Bahá'í Faith while visiting the shrines of its founders, saints or martyrs


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

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