- a collection or file of documents on the same subject, especially a complete file containing detailed information about a person or topic.
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Examples from the Web for dossier
And yet, a dossier of allegations involving human rights could not help any cardinal at a moment like that.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
Last year, the Home Office said the dossier had mysteriously disappeared from the archives.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys
December 18, 2014
Recently, when whistleblowers finally surfaced, the Home Office officials could find no trace of the dossier.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero
November 29, 2014
“What the dossier claims is staggering,” Michele De Luca, director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, told Science Insider.‘Hero’ Doc Accused of Harvesting Stem Cells in Dirty Basements
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 29, 2014
Benedict reportedly locked up the dossier in the papal apartments for the next pope to deal with.Is Pope Francis Going After the Vatican’s ‘Gay Lobby’?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 12, 2013
I've studied his dossier, and he's not the kind of man to switch loyalties that easily.Security
Poul William Anderson
I suspect that my dossier must have been interesting reading!Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
Yes, it had been mentioned in a dossier from the Ministry of Justice.
When he had found ink and paper he began the interrogation which should help his dossier.
"Quite," said Mears; and he laid the Fentiman dossier on the table.Mrs. Thompson
William Babington Maxwell
- a collection of papers containing information on a particular subject or person
Word Origin and History for dossier
1880, from French dossier "bundle of papers," from dos "back" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin dossum, variant of Latin dorsum "back" (see dorsal). Supposedly so called because the bundle bore a label on the back, or possibly from resemblance of the bulge in a mass of bundled papers to the curve of a back. Old French dossiere meant "back-strap, ridge strap (of a horse's harness)."