Visiter vs. Visitor

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Visiter and Visitor is that the Visiter is a album by The Dodos and Visitor is a overseer of an autonomous institution

  • Visiter

    Visiter is the second album released by The Dodos. A special edition is being put together to include a DVD of live footage from the last show of their most recent tour.

    In an April 2008 interview in the L.A. Record, band member Meric Long revealed the origin of the name of Visiter. “The reason it’s misspelled is because it’s from a drawing this kid gave us. We played a show for a bunch of kids in South Central L.A.—Dorsey High. A friend’s sister [Barbara Lempel] is a special-ed teacher there, so we went down there to her class and we played for the kids and it was super fun. Then it came to the kids asking us questions and then one of the kids came up to us and he gave us a drawing with that written on it. The drawing is the cover actually of the album, and just—I dunno we liked it. Actually we used all of the drawings that the kids made in the artwork on the album. It was definitely a fun, interesting venture for us. We’d never played for kids before—we didn’t know what to expect but they were clapping and dancing.”

  • Visitor

    A visitor, in English and Welsh law and history, is an overseer of an autonomous ecclesiastical or eleemosynary institution, often a charitable institution set up for the perpetual distribution of the founder’s alms and bounty, who can intervene in the internal affairs of that institution. Those with such visitors are mainly cathedrals, chapels, schools, colleges, universities, and hospitals.

    Many visitors hold their role ex officio, by serving as the British sovereign, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chancellor, the Lord President of the Council, the Lord Chief Justice, or the bishop of a particular diocese. Others can be appointed in various ways, depending on the constitution of the organization in question. Bishops are usually the visitors to their own cathedrals. The Queen usually delegates her visitatorial functions to the Lord Chancellor. During the reform of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the 19th century, Parliament ordered Visitations to the universities to make inquiries and to reform the university and college statutes.

    There is a ceremonial element to the role, and the visitor may also be called upon to give advice where an institution expresses doubt as to its powers under its charter and statutes. However, the most important function of the visitor was within academic institutions, where the visitor had to determine disputes arising between the institution and its members. The right of the visitor, and not the courts, to adjudge on alleged deviations from the statutes of academic colleges was affirmed in the case of Philips v. Bury, 1694, in which the House of Lords overruled a judgement of the Court of King’s Bench. Traditionally, the courts have been exempted from any jurisdiction over student complaints. There had been much speculation that this contravened the Human Rights Act 1998. However, the Higher Education Act 2004 transferred the jurisdiction of Visitors over the grievances of students in English and Welsh universities to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator.

  • Visitor (noun)

    Someone who visits someone else; someone staying as a guest.

  • Visitor (noun)

    Someone who pays a visit to a specific place or event; a sightseer or tourist.

  • Visitor (noun)

    Someone, or a team, that is playing away from home.

  • Visitor (noun)

    A person authorized to visit an institution to see that it is being managed properly.

  • Visitor (noun)

    An extraterrestrial being on Earth for any reason.

  • Visitor (noun)

    An object which lands or passes by Earth or its orbit.

  • Visitor (noun)

    A head or overseer of an institution such as a college (in which case, equivalent to the university’s chancellor) or cathedral or hospital, who resolves disputes, gives ceremonial speeches, etc.

  • Visitor (noun)

    a person visiting someone or somewhere, especially socially or as a tourist

    “she’s a frequent visitor to London”

    “I’m expecting visitors later this evening”

  • Visitor (noun)

    a member of a sports team on tour or playing away from home

    “the visitors came back into the game with two penalty goals”

  • Visitor (noun)

    a person with the right or duty of occasionally inspecting and reporting on a college or other academic institution.

  • Visitor (noun)

    a migratory bird present in a locality for only part of the year

    “the red-necked grebe is a regular winter visitor”

Oxford Dictionary

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