Citation meaning

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The act of citing, or quoting.
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A passage cited; quotation.
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The act of citing.
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The definition of a citation is a ticket issued by the police or a reference to a work where the author is given formal credit and where the source is given for the original work.

An example of a citation is when a police officer writes you a traffic ticket.

An example of citation is when you quote a book author and then provide the name of the author and publication information about the book in a bibliography.

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An official summons, especially one calling for appearance in court.
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A summons to appear before a court of law.
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A reference as to a legal statute, a previous law case, or a written authority, as precedent or justification.
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A writ issued by a court ordering a person to appear at a specific time and place and, at that time and place, do a specific act or to show the court sufficient cause why he or she cannot do so or should not be required to do so. See show cause order.
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An order issued by a law enforcement officer to appear in court at a specific time to defend oneself against the criminal allegations contained in the order. See also summons.
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A reference to a legal authority, such as a statute, court decision, or treatise, that supports or contradicts a legal argument or position. See also the Bluebook.
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An additional reference to a court decision that has been published in more than one reporter. For example, the citation for the United States Supreme Court’s famous Miranda case is Miranda v. Arizona (1966), with the main citation to the United States Reports and with parallel citations to the Supreme Court Reporter and to the Lawyer’s Edition.
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The reference to a specific page where a particular quote or passage is found in a judicial decision. For example, in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 444–445 (1966), the numbers 444 and 445 are the pinpoint citation to the pages where the rule is enunciated.
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An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.
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The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words.
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An entry in a list of source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.
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The passage or words quoted; quotation.
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Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.
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A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.
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A commendation in recognition of some achievement, or a formal statement of an achievement.
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Enumeration or mention, as of facts, especially:
  • An official commendation for meritorious action, especially in military service.
    A citation for bravery.
  • A formal statement of the accomplishments of one being honored with an academic degree.
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Origin of citation

  • From Old French citation.
    From Wiktionary