docket

[ dok-it ]
/ ˈdɒk ɪt /

noun

Also called trial docket. a list of cases in court for trial, or the names of the parties who have cases pending.
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.
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.

verb (used with object), dock·et·ed, dock·et·ing.


Nearby words

  1. dock worker,
  2. dock-walloper,
  3. dockage,
  4. docken,
  5. docker,
  6. dockhand,
  7. docking bridge,
  8. docking keel,
  9. docking station,
  10. dockland

Origin of docket

First recorded in 1475–85; earlier dogget, of obscure origin

Related formsre·dock·et, verb (used with object), re·dock·et·ed, re·dock·et·ing.un·dock·et·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for docket

docket

/ (ˈdɒkɪt) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for docket

C15: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for docket

docket

n.

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.

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