docket

noun
dock·​et | \ ˈdä-kət How to pronounce docket (audio) \

Definition of docket

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a brief written summary of a document : abstract
2a(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

docket

verb
docketed; docketing; dockets

Definition of docket (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

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Synonyms for docket

Synonyms: Noun

agenda, calendar, program, schedule, timetable

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Examples of docket in a Sentence

Noun

The judge had to postpone some of the cases on the docket. on the Broadway docket for the early part of this season

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Parliament returns Monday for a high-stakes final week before a lengthy recess begins, and with plenty of pressing matters on the docket. Rob Picheta, CNN, "Boris Johnson had a torrid week. Now he's fighting to take back control," 8 Sep. 2019 Clippinger actually did not have any trials scheduled Wednesday, though other prosecutors’ cases on the docket included potential jury trials for cases including charges of assault, traffic violations and trespassing. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Even Maryland Gov. Hogan gets called for jury duty," 28 Aug. 2019 On the docket On Tuesday, the La Mesa City Council will address a couple of issues dealing with CCAs. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "City of San Diego invites 7 cities and the county to join a regional community choice energy agency," 12 Aug. 2019 The Pac-12 slate is brutal With five Pac-12 away games on the docket — the Buffs have only won nine times at true road sites, period, over the last 10 seasons, and three of those victories came in 2016 — every home date is precious. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "College Football Journal: Why Nebraska is Mel Tucker’s most important game of Year 1 at CU," 4 Aug. 2019 The day’s hearing, the ones listed on the docket include guardianship and juvenile delinquency cases. Mary Jo Pitzl, azcentral, "These courts must protect kids' privacy. They also must be public. Can it be done?," 31 July 2019 Other restaurants on the docket are Oakley's Bistro, Gallery Pastry Shop, Field Brewing, Late Harvest Kitchen, Ocean Prime, Hyde Park Prime and Just Pop In, that stylish popcorn restaurant in Broad Ripple. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "This deal gets you all-you-can-eat tastings from the best Indianapolis restaurants," 22 July 2019 Those on the docket include new Davidson coach Rick Cauley, St. Paul’s coach Steve Mask, McGill-Toolen coach Earnest Hill and Saraland coach Jeff Kelly. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al.com, "Live updates from Monday’s Mobile County HS Media Day at Ladd-Peebles Stadium," 22 July 2019 There are no more practice sessions on the docket before the race, scheduled for 3 p.m. ET, so Johnson will not have to worry about needing a backup car. Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY, "Why Alex Bowman will drive Jimmie Johnson's NASCAR Cup car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway," 20 July 2019

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Gabbard said the application will undergo review from different government agencies and several revisions before the city can docket it for a public hearing and potentially approve it. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Churchill Downs applies to permanently close part of South Fourth Street in Louisville," 30 July 2019 Some days, federal court dockets log a dozen or more new cases. Fred Schulte, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How America got hooked on the deadly drug OxyContin," 18 June 2018 Some days, federal court dockets log a dozen or more new cases. Fred Schulte, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How America got hooked on the deadly drug OxyContin," 18 June 2018 Some days, federal court dockets log a dozen or more new cases. Fred Schulte, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How America got hooked on the deadly drug OxyContin," 18 June 2018 Some days, federal court dockets log a dozen or more new cases. Fred Schulte, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How America got hooked on the deadly drug OxyContin," 18 June 2018 Some days, federal court dockets log a dozen or more new cases. Fred Schulte, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How America got hooked on the deadly drug OxyContin," 18 June 2018 Some days, federal court dockets log a dozen or more new cases. Fred Schulte, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How America got hooked on the deadly drug OxyContin," 18 June 2018 The court’s other death-penalty case docketed so far is equally disturbing. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "What the New Supreme Court Will Decide," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of docket

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for docket

Noun

Middle English doggette

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docket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of docket

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: a list of the legal cases that will be tried in a court of law
: a list of things to do or discuss

docket

noun
dock·​et | \ ˈdä-kət How to pronounce docket (audio) \

Legal Definition of docket

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 caseU.S. Code
b : a register of such records
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

Legal Definition of docket (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

History and Etymology for docket

Noun

earlier doggette, docquet summary, abstract, of unknown origin

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