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docket

[ dok-it ]

noun

  1. Also called trial docket. a list of cases in court for trial, or the names of the parties who have cases pending.
  2. Chiefly British.
    1. an official memorandum or entry of proceedings in a legal cause.
    2. a register of such entries.
    3. 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.
  3. the list of business to be transacted by a board, council, legislative assembly, or the like.
  4. 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.


verb (used with object)

, dock·et·ed, dock·et·ing.
  1. Law. to enter in the docket of the court.
  2. Law. to make an abstract or summary of the heads of, as a document; abstract and enter in a book:

    judgments regularly docketed.

  3. to endorse (a letter, document, etc.) with a memorandum.

docket

/ ˈdɒkɪt /

noun

  1. a piece of paper accompanying or referring to a package or other delivery, stating contents, delivery instructions, etc, sometimes serving as a receipt
  2. law
    1. an official summary of the proceedings in a court of justice
    2. a register containing such a summary
    1. a customs certificate declaring that duty has been paid
    2. a certificate giving particulars of a shipment and allowing its holder to obtain a delivery order
  3. a summary of contents, as in a document
  4. a list of things to be done
  5. law
    1. a list of cases awaiting trial
    2. the names of the parties to pending litigation


verb

  1. to fix a docket to (a package, etc)
  2. law
    1. to make a summary of (a document, judgment, etc)
    2. to abstract and enter in a book or register
  3. to endorse (a document, etc) with a summary
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Other Words From

  • re·dock·et verb (used with object) redocketed redocketing
  • un·dock·et·ed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of docket1

First recorded in 1475–85; earlier dogget, of obscure origin
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Word History and Origins

Origin of docket1

C15: of unknown origin
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Example Sentences

“A small number of preexisting cases may have remained on dockets after March 25, but we have not filed any new suits or actions since then and are not currently doing so,” Hartwick said.

Backers of the bill, who are pressing for a House vote in coming days, envision a streamlined, user-friendly system that would allow citizens to search for court documents and dockets without having to pay.

All that is to say that there was so much on the docket to talk about last week.

That means nobody can do anything until Council President Georgette Gómez puts the franchise fee bid on the docket.

For years, so many defendants sued by Methodist came to court that their cases consumed almost all of a courtroom’s docket on Wednesday mornings, when a judge would hear nothing but Methodist’s cases.

For her part, Justice Ginsburg appears to be in for the long docket haul, no matter what they say.

Certainly it is the highest-profile line of cases in the docket.

Whatever else may have been on the viewing docket, this is more worthwhile.

The report cites a court employee as saying the docket for a typical three-hour court session has up to 1,500 cases.

Movie producers think so; the 1975 production docket is packed with laugh-it-up scripts.

The Supreme Court is a full year behind its docket, and the delay will inevitably multiply your few 'croakers' by many thousands.

When the numerical index is adopted, an alphabetical index card with cross-references, including the docket index, is used.

Again he began whetting his forefinger on the leather back of the closed docket book.

It was three months after this before the case of Tom Muldoon came upon the docket.

Finally on February 4, 1817, on motion of counsel for the Granville heirs, the case was stricken from the docket.

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