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From Latin citator, agent noun of citare (to cite).


citator (plural citators)

  1. (law) An index of citations of legal cases and other sources
    • 1980, Robert Stuart Lorch, Democratic Process and Administrative Law[1], →ISBN, page 70:
      A citator will tell you the history and treatment of a case or of a statute or constitutional provision.
  2. (obsolete) One who makes a citation; a citer or citor
    • 1797, Proceedings of the Vhemic or Westphalian Court[2], page 440:
      Should the perfon who is summoned conceal himself, letters are written to those among whom he is hid, signifying that he ought to surrender himself at a given time and place ; and if he has taken an asylum in a fortified castle, the citator goes either by night or by day, on foot or on horseback, cuts out three slips from a wooden rail, and places in the incision a coin and the writ of citation.

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  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of citō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of citō