a temporary resident; visitor; guest.
a visitor to a place of religious or sight-seeing interest; pilgrim.
a being believed to come from the spirit world: a ghostly visitant.
something, as a mood, feeling, emotion, etc., that overtakes a person from time to time: Melancholy is an occasional visitant to all.
a migratory bird that has come to a place temporarily.
visiting; paying a visit.

1590–1600; < Latin vīsitant- (stem of vīsitāns). See visit, -ant

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visitant (ˈvɪzɪtənt)
1.  a supernatural being; ghost; apparition
2.  a visitor or guest, usually from far away
3.  a pilgrim or tourist
4.  Also called: visitor a migratory bird that is present in a particular region only at certain times: a summer visitant
5.  archaic paying a visit; visiting
[C16: from Latin vīsitāns going to see, from vīsitāre; see visit]

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Example sentences
The bald eagle is a winter visitant to the area that can frequently be seen in the vicinity of the reservoir dam.
But the general sentiment was opposed to the idea, that a third visitant had made application at the door of the deserted house.
He and the visitant approach one another, in a bowing posture.
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