Ci*ta"tion (?), n. [F. citation, LL. citatio, fr.L. citare to cite. See Cite]


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.

This horse load of citations and fathers. Milton.


Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.

4. Law

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


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