Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A citation.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat A citation or summons to court.
    —Citatio ad reassumendam causam. A summons to take up the cause. A process, in the cjvil law, which issued when one of the parlies to a suit died, before its determination, for the plaintiff against the defendant's heir, or for the plaintiff's heir against the defendant, as the case might be; analogous to a modem bill of revivor. Citatio est de juri naturali. A summons ls by natural right Cases in Banco Regis Wm. III. 45a