An official authorization appended to a passport, permitting entry into and travel within a particular country or region subject to certain conditions, such as length of time and purpose of the visit.
tr.v. vi·saed, vi·sa·ing, vi·sas
1. To endorse or ratify (a passport).
2. To give a visa to.
[French, short for Latin (carta) vīsa, (the document has been) seen, from feminine past participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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