Citation (disambiguation)

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See: Publication Referencer, Citation Act, Referenced Quote.



  • (Wikipedia, 2011) ⇒
    • A citation is a credit or reference to another document or source.
    • Citation may also refer to:
      • A citation or notice to appear, a type of summons prepared and served by a law enforcement official
      • A traffic ticket issued by a law enforcement official for allegedly having done something wrong
      • Case citation, the system used in common law countries to uniquely identify the location of past court cases
      • Legal citation, the style of crediting and referencing other documents or sources of authority in legal writing.
      • A type of award, usually given as a formal public announcement

  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.
  3. The passage or words quoted; quotation.
  4. Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.
  5. A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.
  6. A commendation in recognition of some achievement, or a formal statement of an achievement.

  1. To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.
  2. To list the source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.
  3. To summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court
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