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docket

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noun dock·et \ˈdä-kət\

Simple Definition of docket

  • : a list of the legal cases that will be tried in a court of law

  • : a list of things to do or discuss

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of docket

  1. 1 :  a brief written summary of a document :  abstract

  2. 2 a (1) :  a formal abridged record of the proceedings in a legal action (2) :  a register of such records b (1) :  a list of legal causes to be tried; also :  the caseload of a court or judge (2) :  a calendar of business matters to be acted on :  agenda

  3. 3 :  an identifying statement about a document placed on its outer surface or cover

Examples of docket in a sentence

  1. The judge had to postpone some of the cases on the docket.

  2. <on the Broadway docket for the early part of this season>



Origin of docket

Middle English doggette


First Known Use: 15th century


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docket

verb dock·et

Definition of docket

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to place on the docket for legal action

  3. 2 :  to make a brief abstract of (as a legal matter) and inscribe it in a list

  4. 3 :  to inscribe (as a document) with an identifying statement



1615

First Known Use of docket

1615


Law Dictionary

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docket

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noun dock·et \ˈdä-kət\

Legal Definition of docket

  1. 1a :  a formal abridged record of the proceedings (as motions, orders, and judgments) in a legal action <the clerk shall keep a docket in each case — U.S. Code> b :  a register of such records

  2. 2a :  a list of legal actions to be heard by a court <the nearly 500 such cases on court dockets — Rorie Sherman> — compare calendar b :  the caseload of a court <a great part of our docket consisted of regulatory agency cases — R. H. Bork>



Origin of docket

earlier doggette, docquet summary, abstract, of unknown origin


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docket

transitive verb dock·et

Legal Definition of docket

  1. :  to enter in a docket (as of a case or a court) <closure motions must be docketed sufficiently in advance — W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel> — compare calendar





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