• WordNet 3.6
    • v docket make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list
    • v docket place on the docket for legal action "Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"
    • n docket a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
    • n docket (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Docket 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.
    • Docket A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in any assembly.
    • Docket (Law) A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the clerks.
    • Docket A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest.
    • Docket (Law) 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.
    • Docket (Law) To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.
    • Docket 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 papers.
    • Docket (Law) To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book; as, judgments regularly docketed .
    • Docket To mark with a ticket; as, to docket goods.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n docket In general, a summarized statement; an abridgment or abstract; a brief.
    • n docket 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 docket 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 docket 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 docket In England, the copy of a decree in chancery, left with the record and writ clerk, preparatory to enrolment.
    • n docket 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 docket A shred or piece.
    • n docket A woodman's bill.
    • docket 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.
    • docket To make a judgment a lien on lands.
    • docket To enter in a docket; write a brief of the contents of, as on the back of a writing.
    • docket To mark with a docket or ticket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Docket dok′et a summary of a larger writing: a bill or ticket affixed to anything: a label: a list or register of cases in court
    • v.t Docket to make a summary of the heads of a writing: to enter in a book: to mark the contents of papers on the back:—pr.p. dock′eting; pa.p. dock′eted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dock, to cut off + dim. suffix -et,


In literature:

The rest of the docket was being daily disposed of.
"The Sheriffs Bluff" by Thomas Nelson Page
Industrious attorneys with relatively light dockets might respond in five months' time.
"The Professional Approach" by Charles Leonard Harness
The dockets of the courts were full, and little was done to clear them effectively.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Again he began whetting his forefinger on the leather back of the closed docket book.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
That night Detective Gubb did not report in person or by docket to Marshal Wittaker.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
The docket showed that the next case to be brought before him was one for stealing.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
The Doctor pushed ahead as he pulled the county bar docket from his desk and pointed to it.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
We could make out he was an orderly man, for all his bills were docketed and preserved.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She hurried away quite unconscious of the admiring eyes that were raised from dockets and ledgers behind the grille.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
They were docketed carefully on their ends with ink that had yellowed with age.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill

In poetry:

The Docket non ested, the Garnishee proved
That the chattels were gone, and the assets removed—
That they had not been heard of for full half a year,
So he took to the Statute, and swore himself clear.
"Scire Facias" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
The Bar Versus The Docket.
This action was brought to get cash from the pocket
Of a debtor absconding and absent, called Docket—
For damage sustained by the Bar, through the laches Of him by whose means the said Bar cut their dashes.
"Scire Facias" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

In news:

Multiple felony cases appear on Tuesday's dockets in Carroll, Howard, and Saline counties.
Wire Tapping, Gay Marriage On SCOTUS Docket .
Football and cross country on the docket for this week's Sports Podcast.
Hamilton Avenue work on Kingsford's docket .
Riggins expects to be on Grand Jury docket Wednesday.
JOEL HAMMOND Meet the Lakewood couple with a 26,000-mile summer trip on the docket .
Cold cases on the docket .
The case of Chad Schaffer, who is charged with murdering scientist Eugene Mallove in 2004, may also be on the trial docket soon.
Cold cases on the docket Southeastern Connecticut News, Sports, Weather and Video The Day newspaper.
FCC opens docket on Verizon AWS buys.
High-Profile Cases Fill Supreme Court's Docket .
Alphin murder trial to hit court docket .
The US Supreme Court returned to work Monday and the court has a docket full of controversial cases on topics ranging from obscenity to strip searches to warrantless surveillance.
Patents, Profanity Top Supreme Court's Fall Docket .