Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A calendar of the cases awaiting action in a court.
  • noun A brief entry of the court proceedings in a legal case.
  • noun The book containing such entries.
  • noun A summary or other brief statement of the contents of a document; an abstract.
  • noun A list of things to be done; an agenda.
  • noun A label or ticket affixed to a package listing the contents or directions for assembling or operating.
  • transitive verb Law To enter in a court calendar or in a record of court proceedings.
  • transitive verb To provide with a brief identifying statement.
  • transitive verb To label or ticket (a parcel).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In general, a summarized statement; an abridgment or abstract; a brief.
  • noun In law: A summary of a larger writing; a paper or parchment, or a marginal space, containing the heads of a writing; a digest.
  • noun A register of judgments, more specifically of money judgments.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In England, the copy of a decree in chancery, left with the record and writ clerk, preparatory to enrolment.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A shred or piece.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb 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.
  • transitive verb To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book.
  • transitive verb To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.
  • transitive verb To mark with a ticket.
  • noun A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the clerks.
  • noun A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in any assembly.
  • noun [Colloq.] in hand; in the plan; under consideration; in process of execution or performance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A summary; a brief digest.
  • noun law A short entry of the proceedings of a court; the register containing them; the office containing the register.
  • noun law A schedule of cases awaiting action in a court.
  • noun An agenda of things to be done.
  • noun A ticket or label fixed to something, showing its contents or directions to its use.
  • verb transitive To make an entry in a docket.
  • verb transitive To label a parcel etc.
  • verb 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.
  • verb transitive To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book.
  • verb transitive To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list
  • noun a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
  • noun (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities
  • verb place on the docket for legal action

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English doggett, summary, digest.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Origin uncertain; perhaps a diminutive of dock.

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