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

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The online case docket says the plaintiffs want a cool $1 million for trademark infringement. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Carmen Electra goes after Peabody strip club for alleged trademark infringement," 11 July 2019 The contest for Wright’s seat could join that crowded docket. Daniel is pitching himself as a native son with humble roots. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Clay Jenkins’ business partner launches House campaign against Arlington Rep. Ron Wright," 10 July 2019 However, the Judicial Conference committee said the evidence wasn’t steep enough to take away Adams’ docket. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, "Court committee drops misconduct complaint against federal Judge John Adams in Akron," 5 July 2019 The most immediate and noticeable effect would be thinner dockets at federal criminal courts, according to experts. Ana Campoy, Quartz, "What if crossing the border illegally wasn’t a crime?," 28 June 2019 The court’s business docket produced a few notable rulings. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Supreme Court Wrap-Up: a Slate of Conservative, If Less Predictable, Rulings," 28 June 2019 Their cases were handled through an expedited family docket created by the Trump administration last year, according to Morgan. Tatiana Sanchez, SFChronicle.com, "ICE to target migrant families in nationwide raid; reports say SF is on list," 21 June 2019 Attorney information was not listed in the electronic docket. Chris Fuchs, NBC News, "Wage theft cases can be easy to win. Collecting is a different story.," 19 June 2019 In two separate dockets, the Northern California U.S. Attorney’s office charged Fausto Montes, Edgar Flores and Aldo Alvarez with charges related to meth distribution. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "Feds bust alleged meth trafficking ring in Concord, but secret DEA source fails to get meeting with main supplier," 11 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 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

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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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