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To notify a person of a proceeding against him or her or to call a person forth to appear in court.

To make reference to a legal authority, such as a case, in a citation.

Cases, statutes, constitutions, treatises, and other similar authorities are cited to support a certain view of law on an issue. When writing a legal brief, an attorney may wish to strengthen his or her position by referring to cases that support what he or she is saying in order to persuade the court to make a ruling favorable for the client.


Precedent; Stare Decisis.


v. 1) to make reference to a decision in another case to make a legal point in argument. 2) to give notice of being charged with a minor crime and a date for appearance in court to answer the charge rather than being arrested (usually given by a police officer). (See: citation)


(Accuse), verb allege, blame, bring a charge, bring an action, call to account, censure, challenge, charge, complain, denounce, discredit, impeach, impute, incriminate, inform against, lodge a commlaint, make a complaint


(State), verb advance, attest, authenticate, bring forward, certify, circumstantiate, document, enunciate, evidence, evince, exemplify, exhibit, express, give as example, illustrate, indicate, introduce as an example, maintain, make evident, make reference to, manifest, name, point to, predicate, present as proof, prove, quote, recite, refer to, refer to legal authorities, set forth, show, show evidence, show proof, specify, substantiate, use in support of propositions of law
Associated concepts: cite a case as precedence
See also: accuse, acknowledge, adduce, allege, allude, arraign, bear, blame, charge, complain, condemn, denounce, exemplify, extract, honor, illustrate, mention, order, posit, present, quote, recognize, refer, specify, summon
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John, a fish and wildlife biologist with the Service's CITES Division of Management Authority, can be reached at anne_stjohn@fws.
Finally, it might also make sense to cite the book when it contains a collection of articles by the same author, and several of these articles are relevant to the citing paper.
The CITES parties have developed strategies to overcome the
The word Wild in the title of the treaty also confuses permit applicants who think only wild-collected animals and plants require CITES permits.
Gagnon cites the Vatican II document Gravissimum educationis which stressed that the total school experience of a Catholic school ought to be A inspired by Christianity.
In Reforming Teacher Preparation and Licensing: Debating the Evidence (2000), Darling-Hammond cites numerous studies to support the statement: "Knowledge about teaching and learning shows even stronger relationships to teaching effectiveness than subject-matter knowledge.
Japan and Norway believe that certain stocks of gray and minke whales are healthy enough to be transferred from the CITES Appendix I -- the CITES provision that bans all trade in whales -- to Appendix II, which regulates trade through a licensing system.
Distance A-B = (1 - similarity)/(1 - similarity threshold) Similarity = co-cites A-B/sqrt (cites A* cites B)
Granted, this most recent book most probably appeared too late for Kiefer to cite in his study, nor do I expect him to refer to the entire range of my critical works on The Spanish Tragedy, which is only one of the many plays he analyzes.
Rather, I read this "recognition" as a claim made by women, like McLaughlin's women priests, who cite Jesus.
While Moore identifies "montage" and other cinematic techniques used by Wright for his "telescoping of black history" in the text (142-43), he cites William Stott as an authority on the documentary, but Stott actually misread the major collaborative efforts between Wright and Rosskam in the selecting, cropping, and placing of the FSA pictures in the photographic text.
Moreover, the Plainfield-Union decision cites Illinois Merchants Trust Co.