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Cite \Cite\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cited; p. pr. & vb. n. Citing] [F. citer, fr. L. citare, intens. of cire, ci[=e]re, 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.]

  3. To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.

    The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

  4. To refer to or specify, as for support, proof, illustration, or confirmation.

    The imperfections which you have cited.

  5. To bespeak; to indicate. [Obs.]

    Aged honor cites a virtuous youth.

  6. (Law) To notify of a proceeding in court.

    Syn: To quote; mention, name; refer to; adduce; select; call; summon. See Quote.


vb. (en-past of: cite)

Usage examples of "cited".

It is a rather remarkable fact in connection with the examples of longevity cited that in almost every instance the centenarian is a person in the humblest rank of life.

One is cited by Veronden in which the extraction was two hours after death, a living child resulting, and the other by Blatner in which one hour had elapsed after death, when the child was taken out alive.

They were interpreted as divinations, and were cited as forebodings and examples of wrath, or even as glorifications of the Almighty.

The semi-human creatures were invented or imagined, and cited as the results of bestiality and allied forms of sexual perversion prevalent in those times.

For further information, the reader is referred to the authors cited or to any of the standard treatises on teratology.

A very ancient observation of this kind is cited by Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire.

The older cases were cited as being only a repetition of the process by which Eve was born of Adam.

Gaetano-Nocito, cited by Philipeaux, has the history of a taken with a great pain in the right hypochondrium, and from which issued subsequently fetal bones and a mass of macerated embryo.

Another similar case is cited by Hirshberg, and the authors have seen similar cases.

There is a case cited by the older authors of a child born in the Jura region who at the age of four gave proof of his virility, at seven had a beard and the height of a man.

Instances of vigor in age could be cited in every profession and these few examples are only mentioned as typical.

Davidson has reported a similar case, and there is a death from the same cause cited in the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal for 1846.

Everard Home has cited several examples, and Heidmann of Vienna has treated two musicians, one of whom always perceived in the affected ear, during damp weather, tones an octave lower than in the other ear.

In the following lines examples of idiosyncrasy to the most common remedial substances will be cited, taking the drugs up alphabetically.

In 1944 Justice Reed cited fourteen cases decided between March 27, 1937 and June 14, 1943 in which one or more prior constitutional decisions were overturned.