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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

Origin and Etymology of docket

Middle English doggette


First Known Use: 15th century


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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

1615

First Known Use of docket

1615


DOCKET Defined for English Language Learners

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docket

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noun dock·et \ˈdä-kət\

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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