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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.

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


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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Para calcular indice g, se listan los articulos de un autor, al igual que con el indice h, en orden descendente, de acuerdo con el numero de citas recibidas por cada uno de ellos.
* Clasificacion de la lista clasificada--por indice h, luego por numero de citas--de investigadores en Citas de la GSC en cuatro cuartiles (La lista utilizada en este analisis es probablemente sesgada, ya que se compone principalmente de los autores mas activos.