citation

Definitions

Information & Library Science

Law

  • noun an official request asking someone to appear in court
  • noun the quoting of a legal case, authority or precedent
  • noun a set of words used in giving someone an award or honour, explaining why the award is being made

Politics

  • noun the words used in giving someone an honour, explaining why it is being given
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