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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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The Analysis of Table 4 shows the bibliographic forms of citing document.
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An IRFU statement read: "The three man IRFU Appeal Committee found no jurisdiction is given to a disciplinary committee to investigate a citing complaint of a citing commissioner appointed under those rules.
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This year, 81 percent indicated that rotations were valuable, with 55 percent citing the rotations as "extremely valuable."
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In addition to citing terrorism-related uses of the PATRIOT Act, the report celebrates the law's usefulness in catching hackers, child pornographers, kidnappers, child molesters, online seam artists, and at least one person accused of planning a "Columbine-style" school shooting.