citatory

adjective ci·ta·to·ry \ˈsītəˌtōrē\

Definition of citatory

  1. :  relating to citing or summoning :  being or constituting a citation or summons letters citatory a body with citatory powers

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Origin and Etymology of citatory

Medieval Latin citatorius, from Latin citatus + -orius -ory


First Known Use: 15th century


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