docket

noun
dock·​et | \ˈdä-kət \

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

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

Our courts already have full dockets in most jurisdictions. WSJ, "Arbitration Beats Class Actions for Workers," 18 June 2018 Also on the docket in the Senate -- and likely to take more floor time -- is a vote on legislation to cancel unspent funds from the prior year, also known as a rescission package. Ashley Killough, CNN, "Why Trump and Congress are talking about scrapping lawmakers' August break," 15 May 2018 At the end, White announced that the case will be taken off the trial docket and attorneys will meet to discuss various motions. Gal Tziperman Lotan, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Death penalty trial in Winter Park killing will be delayed," 29 May 2018 With a number of major development proposals on the docket and an ongoing issue with road repair, the city has an important decision to make for its future. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Port Washington tasked with choosing new mayor," 14 Mar. 2018 Spranger included docket entries and Kelly's ruling in the 40-page document. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Former Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger appeals her removal from office," 17 Apr. 2018 The court’s docket is different, and the justices have more latitude in making their decisions. Kevin Cope, Washington Post, "Exactly how conservative are the judges on Trump’s short list for the Supreme Court? Take a look at this one chart.," 7 July 2018 His questions suggested that his vote had not been among the four that had been needed to add the case to the court’s docket. Adam Liptak, New York Times, "In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Sides With Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple," 4 June 2018 Davenport is being held on $100,000 bond, Anderson on $50,000 bond and Landrum on $25,000 bond, according to a court docket. Ralph Ellis And Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN, "3 Marines charged with rape in New Orleans, authorities say," 29 Apr. 2018

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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

: 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 \

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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