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Cite

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.

Cross-references

Precedent; Stare Decisis.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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)

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La teoria y la critica literaria modernas han mostrado un interes creciente por la cita desde Julia Kristeva y su seminal trabajo sobre la intertextualidad en Semiotica, hasta la obra reciente de Gary Saul Morson, The Words of Others: From Quotations to Culture--ambos, por cierto, profundos deudores de Bajtin--, pasando notablemente por Antoine Compagnon, entre otros, a quienes remito al lector, pues no pretendo, desde luego, hacer aqui un repaso de las principales aportaciones teoricas al estudio de la cita.