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Meaning of CITATION

Pronunciation:  sI'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948
  2. [n]  a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
  3. [n]  a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
  4. [n]  an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
  5. [n]  a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
  6. [n]  the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

CITATION is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: acknowledgment, commendation, credit, mention, quotation, quote, reference
 See Also: accolade, annotation, award, cross-index, cross-reference, epigraph, excerpt, extract, honor, honour, laurels, mimesis, misquotation, notation, note, photo credit, process, selection, speech act, summons, thoroughbred



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A writ or order issued by a court commanding the person named therein to appear at the time and place named; also the written reference to legal authorities, precedents, reported cases, etc., in briefs or other legal documents.
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 Related Terms: accolade, acknowledgment, assault, attack, award, by-line, case, censure, certiorari, confession, credit line, cross reference, demonstration, eulogy, example, exemplification, garnishment, guerdon, habeas corpus, honorable mention, illustration, implication, impugnment, incrimination, inculpation, instance, involvement, item, kudos, mention, monition, panegyric, particular, praise, quotation, reference, reward, salutation, signature, subpoena, summons, trademark, tribute, venire, venire de novo, venire facias, writ of summons