citation

citation (n.) c.1300, "summons, written notice to appear," from O.Fr. citation, from L. citationem (nom. citatio) "a command," noun of action from pp. stem of citare "to summon, to put in motion, to call forward" (see CITE (Cf. cite)). Meaning "passage cited, quotation" is from 1540s.

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  • citation — [ sitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1355; lat. citatio 1 ♦ Dr. Sommation de comparaître en justice, en qualité de témoin ou de défendeur (signifiée par huissier ou par lettre recommandée du greffier). Notifier, recevoir une citation. Citation à comparaître.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Citation X — Citation X …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • citation — ci·ta·tion /sī tā shən/ n 1: a writ giving notice to a person to appear in court: as a: a process served upon an interested party in a probate proceeding b: a notice to a person that he or she is charged with a petty offense (as a traffic… …   Law dictionary

  • Citation — • A legal act through which a person, by mandate of the judge, is called before the tribunal for trial Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Citation     Citation      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Citation — (ca. 1950) Rasse: Englisches Vollblut Vater: Bull Lea Mutter: Hydro …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • citation — CITATION. s. f. Ajournement. En ce sens, il n est guère d usage que dans les affaires Ecclésiastiques. Il n a point comparu à la première citation. Après les trois citations. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De l ordre que le Grand Maître envoie à tous… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • citation — Citation. sub. f. v. Adjournement. En ce sens il n est guere en usage que dans les affaires Ecclesiastiques. Il n a point comparu à la premiere citation. aprés les trois citations. Il signifie aussi, Allegation. Citation d un passage. mettre les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of citing a passage from a book, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • citation — [n1] excerpt example, illustration, mention, passage, quotation, quote, quoting, reference, saying, source; concept 283 citation [n2] award bidding, charge, commendation, encomium, mention, panegyric, reward, salutation, summons, tribute;… …   New thesaurus

  • citation — [sī tā′shən] n. [ME citacion < OFr citation < L citatio, a command (in LL, a summoning) < pp. of citare: see CITE] 1. a summons to appear before a court of law 2. the act of citing, or quoting 3. a passage cited; quotation 4. a reference …   English World dictionary

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