Docket
Docket Dock"et, n. [Dock to cut off + dim. suffix -et.] 1. A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest. [1913 Webster]

2. A bill tied to goods, containing some direction, as the name of the owner, or the place to which they are to be sent; a label. --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) (a) An abridged entry of a judgment or proceeding in an action, or register or such entries; a book of original, kept by clerks of courts, containing a formal list of the names of parties, and minutes of the proceedings, in each case in court. (b) (U. S.) A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the clerks. [1913 Webster]

4. A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in any assembly. [1913 Webster]

{On the docket}, in hand; in the plan; under consideration; in process of execution or performance. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • docket — dock·et 1 / dä kət/ n [earlier doggette docquet summary, abstract, of unknown origin] 1 a: a formal abridged record of the proceedings (as motions, orders, and judgments) in a legal action the clerk shall keep a docket in each case U.S. Code b: a …   Law dictionary

  • docket — dock‧et [ˈdɒkt ǁ ˈdɑː ] noun [countable] 1. a document giving details of goods that have been sold or delivered, the contents of a package etc: • the old system of having to write out an individual docket for every transaction 2. LAW a list of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Docket — Dock et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Docketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Docketing}.] 1. To make a brief abstract of (a writing) and indorse it on the back of the paper, or to indorse the title or contents on the back of; to summarize; as, to docket letters and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • docket — the schedule on which the clerk of the court records all motions, pleadings, memoranda, orders and all other court filings (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) The list of documents and actions within a bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Docket — may refer to: Docket (court), the official schedule of proceedings in lawsuits pending in a court of law. Term also includes a case identification number and reference point and case history for all case work involving a particular case. Agenda… …   Wikipedia

  • docket — [däk′it] n. [earlier doggette, abstract, register < ? It doghetta, small heraldic bend] 1. a summary, as of a legal proceeding, or a list of legal decisions ☆ 2. a list of cases to be tried by a law court 3. any list or summary of things to be …   English World dictionary

  • docket — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a document accompanying a consignment of goods that lists its contents, certifies payment of duty, or entitles the holder to delivery. ► VERB (docketed, docketing) ▪ mark (a consignment or package) with a docket. ORIGIN originally… …   English terms dictionary

  • Docket — (engl., spr. Dakk t), Waaren, Waarenliste …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Docket — Docket, engl., Waarenliste …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • docket — mid 15c., a summary or abstract, of unknown origin, perhaps a dim. form related to DOCK (Cf. dock) (v.). An early form was doggette. Meaning list of lawsuits to be tried is from 1709 …   Etymology dictionary

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