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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Citation  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  citation 
  n  1:  an  official  award  (as  for  bravery  or  service)  usually  given 
  as  formal  public  statement  [syn:  {commendation}] 
  2:  a  short  note  acknowledging  a  source  of  information  or 
  quoting  a  passage;  "the  student's  essay  failed  to  list 
  several  important  citations";  "the  article  includes 
  mention  of  similar  clinical  cases"  [syn:  {credit},  {reference}, 
  {mention},  {quotation}] 
  3:  a  summons  that  commands  the  appearance  of  a  party  at  a 
  proceeding 




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