- 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.
verb (used with object), dock·et·ed, dock·et·ing.
- dock worker,
- docking bridge,
- docking keel,
- docking station,
Origin of docket
Examples from the Web for docket
Certainly it is the highest-profile line of cases in the docket.
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|Michael Daly|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the end of the week, Boehner suggested that immigration reform might not, after all, be on the docket this year.
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|Culture Team|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not only is there nary a Palestinian on the docket for this conversation, but the entirety of Islam is ignored.
Then, three weeks later, if the docket permitted, he went on to Raleigh to hold court there for a few days.John Marshall and the Constitution|Edward S. Corwin
Against Humphrey there are three indictments for felony on the docket, each for conspiring, etc., to commit personal violence.Kentucky's Famous Feuds and Tragedies|Chas. G Mutzenberg
Although agrarian reform came first on the nation's docket, there were other reforms to help man improve his lot.The Haciendas of Mexico|Paul Alexander Bartlett
And do you think, when I said that, that I was n't striking a docket of bankruptcy against my own heart forever?Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles James Lever
Most of the old long-standing grievances were still on the docket.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
- 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 list of cases awaiting trial
- the names of the parties to pending litigation
- to make a summary of (a document, judgment, etc)
- to abstract and enter in a book or register
Word Origin 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.