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
any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission; "her pleasant personality is already a recommendation"; "his wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of society"
something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable
something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable