on the docket

Definition of on the docket

US
1 :on a list of legal cases to be heard by a court
  • The judge had to postpone some of the cases on the docket.
2 :on a list of things to be considered (by a group of people, such as a committee)
  • The new library will be the first item on the committee's docket.

Word by Word Definitions

docket play
  1. : a brief written summary of a document : abstract

  2. : a formal abridged record of the proceedings in a legal action

  3. : a register of such records

  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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