Definition of Citation

1. Noun. An official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement.

Exact synonyms: Commendation
Generic synonyms: Accolade, Award, Honor, Honour, Laurels
Derivative terms: Cite, Commend

2. Noun. (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.).
Generic synonyms: Speech Act
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Cite, Cite, Cite

3. Noun. A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage. "The article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
Exact synonyms: Acknowledgment, Cite, Credit, Mention, Quotation, Reference
Generic synonyms: Annotation, Notation, Note
Specialized synonyms: Photo Credit, Cross-index, Cross-reference
Derivative terms: Acknowledge, Cite, Cite, Cite, Cite, Credit, Mention, Reference

4. Noun. A passage or expression that is quoted or cited.
Exact synonyms: Quotation, Quote
Generic synonyms: Excerpt, Excerption, Extract, Selection
Specialized synonyms: Epigraph, Mimesis, Misquotation, Misquote
Derivative terms: Cite, Cite, Cite, Cite, Quote, Quote

5. Noun. A summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding.
Generic synonyms: Process, Summons
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Cite

6. Noun. Thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948.
Generic synonyms: Thoroughbred

Definition of Citation

1. n. An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.

Definition of Citation

1. Noun. An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice. ¹

2. Noun. The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words. ¹

3. Noun. The passage or words quoted; quotation. ¹

4. Noun. Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts. ¹

5. Noun. A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law. ¹

6. Noun. A commendation in recognition of some achievement, or a formal statement of an achievement. ¹

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Definition of Citation

1. the act of citing [n -S] : CITATORY [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Citation

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citation form
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cite chapter and verse

Literary usage of Citation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Where the citation was dated before the date of the judgment, but It Is clear that ... The fact that another writ »I error and another citation, not served, ..."

2. Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Simon Fraser (1797)
"But if it be returned upon the citation that the defer. ciant cannot be found, ... is that which is called a citation viis et modis, or a publick citation, ..."

3. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, William Horace Hotchkiss, Frank Bixby Gilbert (1914)
"time, it will not be dismissed because of a delay of a few days in filing the bond.141 (4) citation.—When the appeal is allowed, a citation is issued to and ..."

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