Definitions for: Docket

[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] in law: make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list
[v] in law: place on the docket for legal action; "Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dock"et, n. [Dock to cut off + dim. suffix -et.]
1. A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads
of a writing; a summary or digest.

2. 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. --Bailey.

3. (Law)
(a) 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.
(b) (U. S.) A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing
or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the

4. A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in
any assembly.

On the docket, in hand; in the plan; under consideration;
in process of execution or performance. [Colloq.]

Dock"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Docketed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Docketing.]
1. 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. --Chesterfield.

2. (Law)
(a) To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book;
as, judgments regularly docketed.
(b) To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes
for trial.

3. To mark with a ticket; as, to docket goods.

Synonyms: agenda, schedule

See Also: calendar, fare, lay, menu, place, plan, pose, position, program, programme, put, resume, set, sum up, summarise, summarize

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