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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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In addition to the general requirement to effectively implement CITES, the PTPA contains an Annex on Forest Sector Governance that includes measures related to timber species listed under CITES as well as broader forest management and timber extraction issues in Peru.
The above are potential reasons why authors might cite the book rather than the original article, but they do not mean that from a social perspective citing the book is welfare increasing.
of total CITES species regulated in Appendix II (over ninety-six
parrot owners are often surprised to find they need CITES permits to travel internationally with their pet birds.
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.
A few unpublished studies ultimately proved impossible to find, but we eventually looked at every published study, some going as far back as the 1940s, that supporters of teacher certification cite, We also retrieved many unpublished studies, mostly doctoral dissertations, Even though these dissertations had not undergone the peer-review process that most academic fields consider a prerequisite, we were willing to consider any evidence, In the end, we closely examined the findings of well over 200 studies, literature reviews, meta-analyses, and advocacy pieces.
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)
Rather, I read this "recognition" as a claim made by women, like McLaughlin's women priests, who cite Jesus.
The classical definition, which he quite often cites, is that America has been uniquely successful among advanced industrial societies because it lacks a feudal (status or hierarchy-based) past.
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.
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