noun \sī-ˈtā-shən\

: an official order to appear before a court of law

: a formal public statement that praises a person for doing something good or brave

: a line or short section taken from a piece of writing or a speech

Full Definition of CITATION

:  an official summons to appear (as before a court)
a :  an act of quoting; especially :  the citing of a previously settled case at law
b :  excerpt, quotation
:  mention: as
a :  a formal statement of the achievements of a person receiving an academic honor
b :  specific reference in a military dispatch to meritorious performance of duty
ci·ta·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of CITATION

  1. He was issued a citation.
  2. He received a citation for reckless driving.
  3. gave her a citation for bravery

First Known Use of CITATION

13th century


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