- Also called trial docket. a list of cases in court for trial, or the names of the parties who have cases pending.
- Chiefly British.
- an official memorandum or entry of proceedings in a legal cause.
- a register of such entries.
- any of various certificates or warrants giving the holder right to obtain, buy, or move goods that are controlled by the government, as a custom-house docket certifying duty has been paid.
- the list of business to be transacted by a board, council, legislative assembly, or the like.
- British. a writing on a letter or document stating its contents; any statement of particulars attached to a package, envelope, etc.; a label or ticket.
- Law. to enter in the docket of the court.
- Law. to make an abstract or summary of the heads of, as a document; abstract and enter in a book: judgments regularly docketed.
- to endorse (a letter, document, etc.) with a memorandum.
Origin of docket
Examples from the Web for docket
Certainly it is the highest-profile line of cases in the docket.Supreme Court to Gay-Marriage Foes: Get Lost
October 6, 2014
The report cites a court employee as saying the docket for a typical three-hour court session has up to 1,500 cases.Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household
August 22, 2014
At the end of the week, Boehner suggested that immigration reform might not, after all, be on the docket this year.When Conservatives Cry Wolf
February 10, 2014
Depressing everyone who was rooting for Corpse Bride 2 to be next on the director's docket.Kanye West Proposes to Kim Kardashian, Charlie Hunnam Talks ’50 Shades’ Exit
October 22, 2013
Not only is there nary a Palestinian on the docket for this conversation, but the entirety of Islam is ignored.The Delusions Of Yair Lapid And AIPAC
Emily L. Hauser
February 27, 2013
Her case was put forward on the docket and hurried to a decision.
Then, indeed, we can docket it, and pigeon-hole it for what it is; but what can we do with it till we have got it pure?Luck or Cunning
I suppose, then, I must do it; so give me the docket, and I'll be here again as soon as I can.The Cock and Anchor
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
And now he sees his own case, standing next on the docket for trial.Life of Abraham Lincoln
Most of the old long-standing grievances were still on the docket.Railroads: Rates and Regulations
William Z. Ripley
- mainly British a piece of paper accompanying or referring to a package or other delivery, stating contents, delivery instructions, etc, sometimes serving as a receipt
- an official summary of the proceedings in a court of justice
- a register containing such a summary
- a customs certificate declaring that duty has been paid
- a certificate giving particulars of a shipment and allowing its holder to obtain a delivery order
- a summary of contents, as in a document
- US a list of things to be done
- US law
- a list of cases awaiting trial
- the names of the parties to pending litigation
- to fix a docket to (a package, etc)
- to make a summary of (a document, judgment, etc)
- to abstract and enter in a book or register
- to endorse (a document, etc) with a summary
Word Origin and History for docket
mid-15c., "a summary or abstract," of unknown origin, perhaps a diminutive form related to dock (v.). An early form was doggette. Meaning "list of lawsuits to be tried" is from 1709.