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Definition of Citation


  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.
  3. Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.
  4. A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.

Citation Translations

citation in German is Zitate, Vorladung
citation in Latin is citatus