Quoted edict incorrectly (5)
I believe the answer is:
'quoted' is the definition.
('cite' can be a synonym of 'quote')
'edict incorrectly' is the wordplay.
'incorrectly' indicates an anagram (I've seen this in other clues).
'edict' anagrammed gives 'CITED'.
(Other definitions for cited that I've seen before include "Quoted or mentioned as example" , "Made reference to -- edict (anag)" , "Summoned" , "Called for" , "Commended" .)