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1docket

noun dock·et \ˈdä-kət\

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

: a list of things to do or discuss

Full Definition of DOCKET

1
:  a brief written summary of a document :  abstract
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
:  an identifying statement about a document placed on its outer surface or cover

Examples of DOCKET

  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

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

2docket

verb

Definition of DOCKET

transitive verb
1
:  to place on the docket for legal action
2
:  to make a brief abstract of (as a legal matter) and inscribe it in a list
3
:  to inscribe (as a document) with an identifying statement

First Known Use of DOCKET

1615

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with DOCKET

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rigorous, strict, or severe
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