Definition of citation
- a citation for bravery
He was issued a citation.
He received a citation for reckless driving.
gave her a citation for bravery
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: 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
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