- 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.
Origin of docket
Related Words for docketingregister, detail, note, place, classify, file, enter, post, specify, identify, organize, divide, distribute, label, segregate, allocate, analyze, arrange, admit, introduce
Examples from the Web for docketing
Historical Examples of docketing
She has her pen in her hand, and is docketing her visiting list.Vera Nevill
Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
There were two clerks—three, if you count Aloysius, the boy—but to Mrs. Brandeis belonged the privilege of docketing you first.Fanny Herself
This labor of docketing scarred backs seemed wretchedly monotonous.Aladdin of London
Sir Max Pemberton
He resumed his reading and docketing, by the light of the little lamp which had just subserved the purposes of a spy.In a Glass Darkly, v. 2/3
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The conductor of our train had spotted me from seeing my pass, and I happened to hear him docketing me for the wrecking boss.The Wreckers
- 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.