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visa

Syllabification: vi·sa
Pronunciation: /ˈvēzə
 
/

Definition of visa in English:

noun

An endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country.
Example sentences
  • He said he has only worked in Europe with business visas, which allow stays of 90 days.
  • British passport holders don't require visas if staying less than 60 days.
  • I would like to think they are currently New Zealand citizens or holders of permanent residence visas.

Origin

mid 19th century: via French from Latin visa, past participle (neuter plural) of videre 'to see'.

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  • view from (Middle English):

    View goes back to Latin videre ‘to see’. Review (Late Middle English), first recorded as a noun denoting a formal inspection of military or naval forces, is literally a re-viewing. Video [1930s] is the Latin for ‘I see’ just as audio is the Latin for ‘I hear’. Visa (mid 19th century), evidence that your right to enter a country has been checked, is a shortening of Latin charta visa literally ‘seen paper’.

Words that rhyme with visa

appeaser, Caesar, easer, Ebenezer, El Giza, freezer, geezer, geyser, Louisa, Pisa, seizer, squeezer, teaser, Teresa, Theresa, wheezer

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