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docket

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noun dock·et \ ˈdä-kət \

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 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

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Definition of docket

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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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 a :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 a :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

legal Definition of docket

: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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