Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

cite +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

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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