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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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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.
Portzamparc's musically inspired career, which began with the Eric Satie Conservatoire in 1981 and was followed by a dance school for the Nanterre Opera (AR November 1989), has now reached a perplexingly idiosyncratic maturity with the Cite de la Musique.
When the 1988 study was conducted, the two literatures on migraine and on magnesium were essentially disjoint in that they had virtually no articles or authors in common, they did not cite each other, and they were not cited together (cocited) by any third type of article (a few exceptions are discussed in that study; no subsequent publications have yet identified other pre-1988 exceptions, and even the exceptions have not been cited).
Indeed Joel Blanchard's "Compilation and Legitimation in the Fifteenth Century: Le Livre de la Cite des Dames," while making the valuable point that Christine assembles and defines a canon of misogynist writing in the course of arguing for the merits of women, goes so far as to deny her topic's substantiality altogether in order to emphasize her concern with establishing her own authority as a compiler: "A literary theme--antifeminism--which, to be precise, lacked any real historical or sociological reference, served as her alibi to speak more freely of something else: the book as such" (230).
CITES secretary general John Scanlon said, 'This is the first meeting of the Standing Committee following the largest World Wildlife Conference ever - COP17.
The CITES Secretariat does not issue CITES permits or certificates, and has no authority to directly intervene in any trade transactions," CITES wrote in a December 2014 statement published to its website.
More than 35,000 species (over 5,000 animals and 30,000 plants) are protected under the CITES, which includes, but is not limited to, great apes, the giant panda, many South American monkeys, cheetahs, lions, leopards, tigers, elephants and rhinoceroses.
The resolution invites CITES member states to do more to combat poaching of elephants and rhinos, slaughtered for their ivory and horn.
The divisions of Management Authority and Scientific Authority handle CITES permitting, policy, and regulatory activities, working closely with other federal and state agencies.
finding that exports of CITES protected species "will not be
Their questions range from the simple to the complex, but they have one thing in common: they often reflect confusion about the respective roles of CITES and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).