Docket Definition

dŏkĭt
dockets
noun
dockets
A summary, as of a legal proceeding, or a list of legal decisions.
Webster's New World
A list of cases to be tried by a law court.
Webster's New World
The book containing such entries.
American Heritage
A summary or other brief statement of the contents of a document; an abstract.
American Heritage
Any list or summary of things to be done; agenda.
Webster's New World
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verb
To enter in a court calendar or in a record of court proceedings.
American Heritage
To enter in a docket.
Webster's New World
To provide with a brief identifying statement.
American Heritage
To put a docket, or label, on; ticket.
Webster's New World
A court’s official record, in summary form, of the hearings held, parties’ appearances, and papers filed in a proceeding; a court’s calendar of the dates on which hearings are to be held or papers filed.
Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Docket

Noun

Singular:
docket
Plural:
dockets

Origin of Docket

  • Origin uncertain; perhaps a diminutive of dock.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English doggett summary, digest

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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