Syn. — Stronghold. See Fortress.

(Cit"al) n. [From Cite]

1. Summons to appear, as before a judge. [R.] Johnson

2. Citation; quotation [R.] Johnson.

(Ci*ta"tion) n. [F. citation, LL. citatio, fr.L. citare to cite. See Cite]

1. An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.

2. The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words; also, the passage or words quoted; quotation.

This horse load of citations and fathers.

3. Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.

4. (Law) A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.

(Ci*ta"tor) n. One who cites. [R]

(Ci"ta*to*ry) a. [LL. citatirius.] Having the power or form of a citation; as, letters citatory.

(Cite) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cited; p. pr. & vb. n. Citing] [F. citer, fr. L. citare, intens. of cire, ciere, to put in motion, to excite; akin to Gr. to go, Skr. to sharpen.]

1. To call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as before a court; to summon.

The cited dead,
Of all past ages, to the general doom
Shall hasten.

Cited by finger of God.
De Quincey.

2. To urge; to enjoin. [R.] Shak.

(Cis"tern) n. [OE. cisterne, OF. cisterne, F. cisterne, fr. L. cisterna, fr. cista box, chest. See Cist, and cf. chest.]

1. An artificial reservoir or tank for holding water, beer, or other liquids.

2. A natural reservoir; a hollow place containing water. "The wide cisterns of the lakes." Blackmore.

(Cist"ic) a. See Cystic.

(Cit) n. [Contr. fr. citizen.] A citizen; an inhabitant of a city; a pert townsman; — used contemptuously. "Insulted as a cit". Johnson

Which past endurance sting the tender cit.

(Cit"a*ble) a. Capable of being cited.

(Cit"a*del) n. [F. citadelle, It. citadella, di. of citt city, fr. L. civitas. See City.] A fortress in or near a fortified city, commanding the city and fortifications, and intended as a final point of defense.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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