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  • An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.
  • The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words; also, the passage or words quoted; quotation.
  • Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.
  • A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Ci*ta"tion (?), n. [F. citation, LL. citatio, fr.L. citare to cite. See Cite] 1. An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.

2. The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words; also, the passage or words quoted; quotation.

This horse load of citations and fathers.
Milton.

3. Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.

4. (Law) A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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