[Latin citare to rouse, call on, summon]
1 : to demand the appearance of in court
: serve with a citation [had been cited for contempt] [you are hereby cited to show cause in the Probate Court]
2 : to quote or refer to as a precedent or authority [the plaintiff s several cases for the proposition]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.