American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law A calendar of the cases awaiting action in a court.
- n. Law A brief entry of the court proceedings in a legal case.
- n. Law The book containing such entries.
- n. A summary or other brief statement of the contents of a document; an abstract.
- n. A list of things to be done; an agenda.
- n. A label or ticket affixed to a package listing the contents or directions for assembling or operating.
- v. Law To enter in a court calendar or in a record of court proceedings.
- v. To provide with a brief identifying statement.
- v. To label or ticket (a parcel).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In general, a summarized statement; an abridgment or abstract; a brief.
- n. In law: A summary of a larger writing; a paper or parchment, or a marginal space, containing the heads of a writing; a digest.
- n. A register of judgments, more specifically of money judgments. Thus, a judgment for the foreclosure of a mortgage and sale of the property is not docketed in this sense; but if after sale there remains a deficiency for which a defendant is personally liable, the judgment for the deficiency is docketed against him, thus being made a lien on his real property in the county or district.
- n. A list of causes in court for trial or hearing, or of the names of the parties who have causes pending, usually made in the order in which the causes are to be called.
- n. In England, the copy of a decree in chancery, left with the record and writ clerk, preparatory to enrolment.
- n. A bill tied to goods, containing some direction, as the name of the owner or the place to which they are to be sent; also, a ticket attached to goods, specifying their measurement. See ticket.
- n. A shred or piece.
- n. A woodman's bill.
- In law: To make an abstract or summary of the heads of, as a document; abstract and enter in a book: as, judgments regularly docketed.
- To make a judgment a lien on lands.
- To enter in a docket; write a brief of the contents of, as on the back of a writing.
- To mark with a docket or ticket.
- n. obsolete A summary; a brief digest.
- n. law A short entry of the proceedings of a court; the register containing them; the office containing the register.
- n. law A schedule of cases awaiting action in a court.
- n. An agenda of things to be done.
- n. A ticket or label fixed to something, showing its contents or directions to its use.
- v. transitive To make an entry in a docket.
- v. transitive To label a parcel etc.
- v. transitive To make a brief abstract of (a writing) and endorse it on the back of the paper, or to endorse the title or contents on the back of; to summarize.
- v. transitive To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book.
- v. transitive To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest.
- n. 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.
- n. U. S., U. S. 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.
- n. A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the clerks.
- n. A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in any assembly.
- v. 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.
- v. To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book.
- v. To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.
- v. To mark with a ticket.
- v. make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list
- n. a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
- n. (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities
- v. place on the docket for legal action
- Origin uncertain; perhaps a diminutive of dock. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English doggett, summary, digest. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Many of us link to the docket, and the docket is appropriately the first on the secondary menu to the left.”
“You know you're not only getting old - but also responsible when you're not only concerned about the mayoral election, but one of the two HUGE issues on the docket is the Trash Pickup system - and the major chaos the last administration has made of it.”
“Next up on the docket is the case of Adrian "Ironman" Foster, or as we like to refer to him, the "Anti-Jarvis.”
“Everyday Rewards initially was all about petrol: having a card gets you cheaper fuel at Woolworths-branded outlets (without having to remember the docket from the last time you shopped).”
“Not all the cases they decide are this white-hot politically; but a very large fraction of their docket is policymaking, rather than super-error-corrector.”
“He was able to find the police docket from the night my father was shot and then later arrested.”
“First up on the docket is Jumper, based on the novels by Steven Gould.”
“A major chunk of this magistrate's docket is DUI cases.”
“Your first term docket," Geoffrey Robertson, QC, told the new justices last October,”
“Among the issues on the North Dakota Supreme Court’s docket is whether breast implants are considered “marital assets”  in a divorce.”
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