- 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.
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Origin of docket
OTHER WORDS FROM docketre·dock·et, verb (used with object), re·dock·et·ed, re·dock·et·ing.un·dock·et·ed, adjective
Words nearby docket
Example sentences from the Web for docketing
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|Francis Lynde
There were two clerks—three, if you count Aloysius, the boy—but to Mrs. Brandeis belonged the privilege of docketing you first.Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber
This labor of docketing scarred backs seemed wretchedly monotonous.Aladdin of London|Sir Max Pemberton
I grew tired of the monotony of seeing the spectacled Marquis reading, folding, and docketing, letter after letter.The Room in the Dragon Volant|J. Sheridan LeFanu
The idea which had possessed him walking home in the moonlight sustained him in that melancholy task of docketing and destruction.Saint's Progress|John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for docketing
- 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