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

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

Games were still on the docket against West Allis Central (Feb. 2), Milwaukee Pius XI (Feb. 9) and Greendale (Feb. 16). Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pewaukee boys avenge lone loss with resounding road victory," 2 Feb. 2018 Three other stakes races are on Saturday’s Summit of Speed docket. Tim Dwyer, Sun-Sentinel.com, "X Y Jet highlights Summit of Speed card," 29 June 2018 Displayed below, for the school of 660 students, were the names of the seven middle-schoolers on the docket to be punished that day. Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times, "‘Up there to humiliate:’ Seattle school’s detention list sparks debate about shaming," 30 Mar. 2019 Strong and his challenger, Christian Jorgensen, a member of the St. John Town Council, watched the proceedings as the board worked through the docket of provisional and emergency ballots. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Two ballots in contested 7th District Lake council seat rejected," 15 May 2018 Business casual isn't on the docket for this trip, but matching sets of any kind make getting dressed no-fuss, and incredibly polished. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing List," 25 Jan. 2019 New iPads in 11- and 12.9-inch sizes may also be on the docket for reveal, and both may forgo the home button for gesture controls and FaceID. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Apple announces September 12 event, and new iPhones are likely," 30 Aug. 2018 Improving his three-point shooting and expanding his scoring profile with Shake Milton out the door are on the docket for Foster this off-season. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2019 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 60 Prospects," 27 June 2018 Here is what is on the docket for Hamilton over the next week: vs. Germantown on Wednesday, at Franklin on Thursday vs. Marquette on Friday and at Brookfield Central on Monday. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area baseball rankings, weekly honors," 25 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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

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: 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

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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