Definitions

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

  • noun A collection of papers giving detailed information about a particular person or subject.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bundle of writings or documents relating to some one matter or subject, inclosed in a wrapper and briefed on the back; the ‘papers in the case.’

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

  • noun A bundle containing the papers in reference to some matter.

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

  • noun A collection of papers and/or other sources, containing detailed information about a particular person or subject, together with a synopsis of their content.

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

  • noun a collection of papers containing detailed information about a particular person or subject (usually a person's record)

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French, bundle of papers labeled on the back, from dos, back, from Latin dorsum.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowing from French dossier

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.