Meaning of “citation” in the English Dictionary

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citationnoun

us /sɑɪˈteɪ·ʃən/

citation noun (MENTION)

[ C/U ] law A citation is an official notice from a court of law:

[ C ] The court could issue a citation against her for disclosing information.
[ C ] County police say that no citations have been issued since the law went into effect.

citation noun (PRAISE)

[ C ] a document that praises someone publicly for something the person has done:

Cory received a citation from the mayor for her achievements.

(Definition of “citation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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