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[dok-it] /ˈdɒk ɪt/
Also called trial docket. a list of cases in court for trial, or the names of the parties who have cases pending.
Chiefly British.
  1. an official memorandum or entry of proceedings in a legal cause.
  2. a register of such entries.
  3. any of various certificates or warrants giving the holder right to obtain, buy, or move goods that are controlled by the government, as a custom-house docket certifying duty has been paid.
the list of business to be transacted by a board, council, legislative assembly, or the like.
British. a writing on a letter or document stating its contents; any statement of particulars attached to a package, envelope, etc.; a label or ticket.
verb (used with object), docketed, docketing.
Law. to enter in the docket of the court.
Law. to make an abstract or summary of the heads of, as a document; abstract and enter in a book:
judgments regularly docketed.
to endorse (a letter, document, etc.) with a memorandum.
Origin of docket
1475-85; earlier dogget, of obscure origin
Related forms
redocket, verb (used with object), redocketed, redocketing.
undocketed, adjective Unabridged
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  • Now a case on the court's current docket has raised the question again.
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  • The judge's rejection of the government request appeared yesterday on his docket.
  • For some reason, the court seems reluctant to add the case to the docket for the current term.
  • Of course there are also substantive policy matters on the docket, and the challenge of producing results worthy of all the fuss.
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British Dictionary definitions for docket


(mainly Brit) a piece of paper accompanying or referring to a package or other delivery, stating contents, delivery instructions, etc, sometimes serving as a receipt
  1. an official summary of the proceedings in a court of justice
  2. a register containing such a summary
  1. a customs certificate declaring that duty has been paid
  2. a certificate giving particulars of a shipment and allowing its holder to obtain a delivery order
a summary of contents, as in a document
(US) a list of things to be done
(US, law)
  1. a list of cases awaiting trial
  2. the names of the parties to pending litigation
verb (transitive)
to fix a docket to (a package, etc)
  1. to make a summary of (a document, judgment, etc)
  2. to abstract and enter in a book or register
to endorse (a document, etc) with a summary
Word Origin
C15: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for docket

mid-15c., "a summary or abstract," of unknown origin, perhaps a diminutive form related to dock (v.). An early form was doggette. Meaning "list of lawsuits to be tried" is from 1709.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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