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

The Volunteers’ docket includes a Wednesday night rematch with fourth-place South Carolina (12-11, 7-3) before visiting Kentucky in a Saturday night showdown. Gary B. Graves, The Seattle Times, "SEC’s top schools square off looking for league supremacy," 11 Feb. 2019 The court proceeding, decision, and docket that deal with the wiretap request remain sealed. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "FBI: We can’t listen to Facebook Messenger voice calls. Judge: Tough luck," 29 Sep. 2018 This week's docket of new films and shows to watch is pretty stacked, from the Miss America pageant to A Simple Favor and a new series starring Dan Humphrey. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "9 Brand-New TV Shows and Movies to Watch This Week," 9 Sep. 2018 The border region handles a vast docket of primarily immigration cases. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Rio Grande Valley native confirmed to the federal bench, as Trump’s first Latino poised for lifetime," 5 June 2018 The docket on the 2015 derailment includes 2,700 pages. Jason Laughlin, Philly.com, "Adversaries in 2015 Philly Amtrak derailment case fight together for federal records," 31 May 2018 The docket sheet in the latest arrest does not list an attorney for Scott. Joseph A. Gambardello, Philly.com, "Arrest made in killing of Penn State student in West Philly," 17 May 2018 According to a docket entry Monday, the jury trial will proceed on the two remaining counts. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Prosecutors dismiss some charges before Calumet Township employees' trial," 2 Apr. 2018 Lisa Klerman, a clinical professor at USC Gould School of Law who is not involved in the case, said a frequent reason that a dismissal with prejudice might appear on a docket sheet without explanation is because there is a settlement. Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, "U.S. district court dismisses Yahoo gender discrimination lawsuit," 14 Mar. 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

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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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