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

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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 Wayne Township small claims court had 281 on the docket Sept. 9. Ko Lyn Cheang, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Sep. 2021 Once this check arrives, there will be three more on the docket. Fortune, 14 Sep. 2021 With Justin Herbert the first of several top quarterbacks on the docket this season. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 12 Sep. 2021 Lululemon Athletica, Inc slipped 1.5% Wednesday to $380.85 per share, closing the session with 2.9 million trades on the docket. Q.ai - Make Genius Money Moves, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Judges from other jurisdictions have been filling in to hear Newell’s docket, the judiciary has said. Justin Fenton, baltimoresun.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Check each day's docket at kcoj.kycourts.net/dockets. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, 9 Sep. 2021 Dobbs is not the only blockbuster case on the court’s docket. Brianne Gorod, The New Republic, 9 Sep. 2021 To make a comment online, go to the commission's website at psc.wi.gov and click on File a Comment and on the next page, select the File a Comment link that appears for docket number 2210-WR-106. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The suit was filed on Friday, but not docketed until late Tuesday. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2020 The Senate Judiciary Committee docketed the bill right away, even before Northam’s seven other gun-control bills, which will be heard Monday. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2020 But some legal observers believe the way in which the hearing has been docketed indicates that a guilty plea is likely. Luke Broadwater, baltimoresun.com, 21 Nov. 2019 By that time, Duckett’s home had been docketed for foreclosure for more than a year. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2019 Gabbard said the application will undergo review from different government agencies and several revisions before the city can docket it for a public hearing and potentially approve it. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, 30 July 2019 Some days, federal court dockets log a dozen or more new cases. Fred Schulte, Sun-Sentinel.com, 18 June 2018 Some days, federal court dockets log a dozen or more new cases. Fred Schulte, Sun-Sentinel.com, 18 June 2018 Some days, federal court dockets log a dozen or more new cases. Fred Schulte, Sun-Sentinel.com, 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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The first known use of docket was in the 15th century

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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 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

docket

transitive verb

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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