ci·​ta·​to·​ry | \ ˈsītəˌtōrē \

Definition of citatory

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

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First Known Use of citatory

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for citatory

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

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“Citatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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