Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of citing to appear; a summons.
  • noun Recital; mention.
  • noun Quotation; citation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Summons to appear, as before a judge.
  • noun rare Citation; quotation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A summons to appear, as before a judge.
  • noun citation; quotation

Etymologies

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cite +‎ -al

Examples

  • He brought the re - cital to a close, and the dancing came to a neat halt as if it had been planned exactly this way.

    Blue Adept

  • The plain account of the nature of an epic poem, is, the re - cital, of some illustrious enterprise in a poetical form* This is as exact a definition, as there is any occasion for on this subject.

    Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

  • The an - ernor Beiiingham, with, probably, a re - ihof of a book entitled A Glass for cital of the occasion on which they the People of New England, "By S. arose, of which Winthrop gives a suf -

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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