visa


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vis'e \Vi*s['e]"\, n. [F. vis['e], p. p. of viser to put a visa
   to, fr. L. visus seen, p. p. of videre to see.]
   A document or an indorsement made on a passport by the proper
   authorities of certain countries, denoting that the passport
   has been examined, and that the person who bears it is
   permitted to proceed on her journey. Same as visa; -- an
   older spelling now used less frequently than visa.
   [1913 Webster + PJC]
   [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Visa \Vi"sa\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Visaed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Visaing.]
   To indorse, after examination, with the word vis['e], as a
   passport; to vis['e].
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Visa \Vi"sa\, n. [F.]
   A written stamp or document obtained by a citizen of one
   country from the proper authorities of another country,
   denoting that that person's passport has been examined, and
   that the person who bears the visa is permitted to enter or
   pass through the second country. It is usually in the form of
   an endorsement on the passport of the person seeking
   permission to enter a foreign country; however, in some cases
   a separate document is issued that does not create a mark in
   the passport. Same as Vis['e].
   [1913 Webster + PJC] Visa card
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Visa \Vi"sa\ (v[=e]"z[.a]), Visa card \Vi"sa card`\ (v[=e]"z[.a]
   k[aum]rd`), prop. n.
   A credit card issued with the Trade Name "Visa" on it; as, he
   charged the dinner to his Visa. Visa is a competitor of
   Master Card, Discover, MBNA, and American Express,
   and other credit card companies.
   [PJC]
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