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visiting

VIS'ITING, ppr.

1. Going or coming to see; attending on, as a physician; inspecting officially; afflicting; showing mercy to.

2. a. Authorized to visit and inspect; as a visiting committee.

VIS'ITING, n. The act of going to see or of attending; visitation.




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VIS'ITING, ppr.

1. Going or coming to see; attending on, as a physician; inspecting officially; afflicting; showing mercy to.

2. a. Authorized to visit and inspect; as a visiting committee.

VIS'ITING, n. The act of going to see or of attending; visitation.


VIS'IT-ING, n.

The act of going to see or of attending; visitation.


VIS'IT-ING, ppr.

  1. Going or coming to see; attending on, as a physician; inspecting officially; afflicting; showing mercy to.
  2. adj. Authorized to visit and inspect; as, a visiting committee

Vis"it*ing
  1. One who visits; one who comes or goes to see another, as in civility or friendship.

    "This great flood of visitors." Shak.
  2. A superior, or a person lawfully appointed for the purpose, who makes formal visits of inspection to a corporation or an institution. See Visit, v. t., 2, and Visitation, n., 2.

    The king is the visitor of all lay corporations. Blackstone.

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Visiting

VIS'ITING, participle present tense

1. Going or coming to see; attending on, as a physician; inspecting officially; afflicting; showing mercy to.

2. adjective Authorized to visit and inspect; as a visiting committee.

VIS'ITING, noun The act of going to see or of attending; visitation.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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INCI'TER, n. He or that which incites or moves to action.

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