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cite (something) chapter and verse

To recite all the facts or details of something. Likened to quoting scripture by citing the exact chapter and verse where it appears. Ask Stan if you need to be updated on the case—he can cite it chapter and verse.
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cite (one) for (something)

1. To acknowledge or honor someone for admirable behavior. The mayor wants to cite those firefighters for saving all of the school children in the blaze.
2. To give someone a citation for a particular legal infraction. Sir, if you don't stop yelling, I'll have to cite you for disorderly conduct.
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give chapter and verse

To provide full, specific, and authoritative information to support some quote, question, or issue at hand. Can also be used with similar verbs such as "offer," "cite," quote," etc. It is a reference to quoting scripture. Don't try to debate Sarah about physics. She'll give chapter and verse until you realize she's right. You can't be so vague if you want to convince me. You'll have to give chapter and verse.
See also: and, chapter, give, verse

cite someone for something

 
1. to honor someone for doing something; to give someone a citation of honor for doing something good. The town council cited her for bravery. They cited Maria for her courageous act.
2. to charge or arraign someone for breaking a law; to issue a legal citation to someone for breaking a law. An officer cited the driver for driving too fast. The housing department cited the landlord for sanitary violations.
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devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose

 and devil can cite Scripture for his own purpose
Prov. Evil people sometimes try to win the confidence of good people by quoting persuasive passages of Scripture.; Just because someone can quote Scripture to support his or her argument does not mean that the argument is virtuous. (Scripture usually refers to the Bible, but it can refer to other religious writings.) Sadie: Dad, you really ought to give me permission to go out with Nathan. He's such a polite boy, and he can even quote the Bible. Father: The devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose.
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If words discouraging citation will reassure judges and lawyers as they venture into a new world of citable judicial opinions, toleration of such comforting judicial speech is not too high a price to pay.
Others are--as I'll consider shortly--(a) making unpublished opinions citable for their "persuasive" value only, and (b) lifting the law-of-the-circuit rule for unpublished opinions, so they can be overruled by subsequent panels in published opinions.
204) But regardless of how controversial (or ineffective) (205) the practice may be, (206) the Arizona Supreme Court's authority to depublish opinions suggests that vacated Arizona appellate court opinions that remain published should be citable for their persuasive value in future cases.
For Pakistan National Research Index, the four components are 'growth in number of PhDs, number of patents registered with Pakistan, citable documents and development and non-development expenditures on education.
He apparently concluded that the mere fact of sponsorship was sufficient to limit its use as a citable reference in support of his quasi-empirical analysis of the question of whether juries behave rationally in awarding punitive damages.
The original success and subsequent staying power of the commercially produced National Reporter System, while partly a consequence of its comprehensive coverage, was also due to its providing the case law of all state and federal courts in a consistent format, indexed according to a single topical matrix, and citable according to a standard formula.
5) The IIF equals citations to a journal's articles published in a certain period divided by the number of citable articles during the same period.
41) IRS administrative documents are not citable as precedent.
only a redeemed mankind is granted the fullness of its past--which is to say, only for a redeemed mankind has its past become citable in all its moments.
56), Lutgendorf problematizes this identification--first made by George Weston Briggs in 1938--as Briggs, in fact, had no citable evidence for such an observation.
MCCARTHY, Hannah, 'A Citable History: Walter Benjamin, Sean O'Casey and Padraig Pearse', see
In other words, nothing can substitute good old aggressive persuasion of researchers and institutions carrying out potentially highly citable research even if it means following the 'Maddox formula' (6) i.
Correct interpretation in these cases requires a sophisticated understanding of the requirements of code selection, citable references, and logical argument.
Instead, they should be placed on "open shelves" because the "articles in Radical America, Women, and Tricontinental Magazine are just as fitting and citable for term papers and dissertations as material culled from Foreign Affairs, Time, and Business Week" (Berman, 1976, p.
I guess the city attorney is not aware that the law requires you to have insurance when operating a vehicle; it's a citable offense.