Right of visit

Right of visit
Visit Vis"it, n. [Cf. F. visite. See {Visit}, v. t., and cf. {Visite}.] 1. The act of visiting, or going to see a person or thing; a brief stay of business, friendship, ceremony, curiosity, or the like, usually longer than a call; as, a visit of civility or respect; a visit to Saratoga; the visit of a physician. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of going to view or inspect; an official or formal inspection; examination; visitation; as, the visit of a trustee or inspector. [1913 Webster]

{Right of visit} (Internat. Law), the right of visitation. See {Visitation}, 4. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • right of visit — or right of visit and search or right of visitation and search : right of search * * * right of visit or right of visit and search, Especially British. right of search …   Useful english dictionary

  • right of visit and search — see right of visit * * * right of visit or right of visit and search, Especially British. right of search …   Useful english dictionary

  • right of visit and search — See visit and search …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Visit — Vis it, n. [Cf. F. visite. See {Visit}, v. t., and cf. {Visite}.] 1. The act of visiting, or going to see a person or thing; a brief stay of business, friendship, ceremony, curiosity, or the like, usually longer than a call; as, a visit of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • visit — /viz it/, v.t. 1. to go to and stay with (a person or family) or at (a place) for a short time for reasons of sociability, politeness, business, curiosity, etc.: to visit a friend; to visit clients; to visit Paris. 2. to stay with as a guest. 3.… …   Universalium

  • visit — v. & n. v. (visited, visiting) 1 a tr. (also absol.) go or come to see (a person, place, etc.) as an act of friendship or ceremony, on business or for a purpose, or from interest. b tr. go or come to see for the purpose of official inspection,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • right of approach — The right of a belligerent to visit a ship at sea to determine her nationality. The right to visit and search merchant ships on the high seas, whatever be the ships, the cargoes, the destinations, is an incontestable right of the lawfully… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • visit and search — The right of a belligerent growing out of the greater right of capture, being the right to visit and search a neutral vessel on the high seas for goods of the enemy and contraband of war which such vessel may be carrying. 56AmJ1stWar § 152. The… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • visit — /ˈvɪzət / (say vizuht) verb (t) 1. to go to see (a person, place, etc.) in the way of friendship, ceremony, duty, business, curiosity, or the like. 2. to call upon (a person, family, etc.) for social or other purposes. 3. to make a stay or… …  

  • visit — In international law, the right of visit or visitation is the right of a cruiser or war ship to stop a vessel sailing under another flag on the high seas, and send an officer to such vessel to ascertain whether her nationality is what it purports …   Black's law dictionary

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