a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
(law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)
a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty