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v. cit·ed, cit·ing, cites
a. To quote or refer to (a book or author, for example) as an authority or example in making an argument.
b. Law To refer to (a previous court decision or other legal precedent), as when arguing a case.
2. To mention or bring forward as support, illustration, or proof: cited several instances of insubordinate behavior.
a. To commend officially for meritorious action in military service.
b. To honor formally.
4. To issue a notice of violation to: was cited by the police for jaywalking.
v.intr. Law
To make reference to a previous court decision. Often used with to: The lower court cited to the Supreme Court decision issued last year.
n. Informal
A citation or quotation.

[Middle English citen, to summon, from Old French citer, from Latin citāre; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.]

cit′a·ble adj.


abbreviation for
(Environmental Science) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
References in classic literature ?
But though they should be so, they are not sufficient for our purpose, without a good share of learning; for which I could again cite the authority of Horace, and of many others, if any was necessary to prove that tools are of no service to a workman, when they are not sharpened by art, or when he wants rules to direct him in his work, or hath no matter to work upon.
Though the Barrister tried to appeal to its pride, And vainly proceeded to cite A number of cases, in which making laces Had been proved an infringement of right.
I shall never hesitate to cite Cesare Borgia and his actions.
Grant it, since you cite it; but, say what you will, there is no real dignity in whaling.
CITES secretary general John Scanlon said, 'This is the first meeting of the Standing Committee following the largest World Wildlife Conference ever - COP17.
The CITES Secretariat does not issue CITES permits or certificates, and has no authority to directly intervene in any trade transactions," CITES wrote in a December 2014 statement published to its website.
More than 35,000 species (over 5,000 animals and 30,000 plants) are protected under the CITES, which includes, but is not limited to, great apes, the giant panda, many South American monkeys, cheetahs, lions, leopards, tigers, elephants and rhinoceroses.
The resolution invites CITES member states to do more to combat poaching of elephants and rhinos, slaughtered for their ivory and horn.
The divisions of Management Authority and Scientific Authority handle CITES permitting, policy, and regulatory activities, working closely with other federal and state agencies.
Because reprinting previously published articles in books is desirable from a social perspective (it helps to disseminate knowledge further), it is important to adopt a citing practice that encourages journals to permit such reprinting, thus providing another justification for the proposed practice to cite the original article rather than the book chapter.
this information gap, CITES parties export species without undertaking
Misconception #1: CITES and ESA listing categories are the same.