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visitant

[viz-i-tuh nt] /ˈvɪz ɪ tənt/
noun
1.
a temporary resident; visitor; guest.
2.
a visitor to a place of religious or sight-seeing interest; pilgrim.
3.
a being believed to come from the spirit world:
a ghostly visitant.
4.
something, as a mood, feeling, emotion, etc., that overtakes a person from time to time:
Melancholy is an occasional visitant to all.
5.
a migratory bird that has come to a place temporarily.
adjective
6.
visiting; paying a visit.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin vīsitant- (stem of vīsitāns). See visit, -ant
Synonyms
1. See visitor.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for visitant

visitant

/ˈvɪzɪtənt/
noun
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
adjective
5.
(archaic) paying a visit; visiting
Word Origin
C16: from Latin vīsitāns going to see, from vīsitāre; see visit
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