citation citation  /saɪ ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
  2. (n) (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)
  3. (n) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  4. (n) a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
  5. (n) a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
  6. (n) thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948

Usage(s):

  1. We provided the following citations to the board to demonstrate that all of the material the White House objected to is already in the public domain.
  2. The citations would be against the White House chief of staff and a former White House counsel for refusing to cooperate in an investigation into the firings of federal prosecutors.
  3. The citations were little more than warnings and carried no fines because a federal judge has said the city can not impose fines until mid-July.

News

  1. Angel MedFlight Acquires Citation X

    Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance welcomed yesterday the newest addition to its fleet of state-of-the-art jets -- the Cessna Citation X. The twin-engine aircraft was acquired in Corvallis, Ore., and flew in Thursday morning to Scottsdale Municipal Airport
    on June 14, 2013     Source: AerospaceOnline

  2. Newsmaker: Dr. W.H. ‘Bert’ Milligan

    By Luis Fábregas, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Noteworthy: Received a Presidential Citation from the American Dental Education Association. He was one of 13 leaders to receive a citation given to those who ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  3. Sheriff wants marijuana citation dismissed

    ADAMS COUNTY - The Sheriff tells the 9Wants to Know investigators that he has asked the district attorney to dismiss a citation after deputies busted a man for having a small amount marijuana, something legal under state law.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: 9 News Denver

Quotes

  1. "We actually have probation officers riding with us," Davis said."They're going to issue them a citation or their probation is going tobe revoked.Still, this initiative focuses on supervised offenders. There are manyunsupervised sex offenders...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Jonathan Davis Source: NewsNet5.com

  2. "The citation for the prize admirably reflects your personal qualities of leadership and the new perspectives that you have brought to bear on the conduct of relations between different countries and cultures, and on some of the most burning issues...
    on Oct 9, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Mangalorean.com

  3. "I regret the incident that occurred ......," Busch said. "It is important to understand that this citation is not alcohol-related. I want to apologize to the Maricopa County sheriff's department for my actions."
    on Nov 12, 2005 By: Kurt Busch Source: USA Today

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