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docket

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noun dock·et \ˈdä-kət\

Definition of docket

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

  2. 2a (1) :  a formal abridged record of the proceedings in a legal action (2) :  a register of such recordsb (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

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Origin and Etymology of docket

Middle English doggette


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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 (something, such as a legal matter) and inscribe it in a list

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

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First Known Use of docket

1615


DOCKET Defined for English Language Learners

docket

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Definition of docket for English Language Learners

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

  • : a list of things to do or discuss


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 and Etymology 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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