The definition of a dossier is a file or collection of information and details about a particular person or subject.(noun)
An example of a dossier is a comprehensive collection of files and information about a new employee you are considering hiring.
See dossier in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < dos, the back < L dorsum: so named because labeled on the back
See dossier in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French, bundle of papers labeled on the back
Origin: , from dos, back
Origin: , from Latin dorsum.
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