Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
  • transitive v. Law To enter in a court calendar or in a record of court proceedings.
  • transitive v. To provide with a brief identifying statement.
  • transitive v. To label or ticket (a parcel).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A summary; a brief digest.
  • n. A short entry of the proceedings of a court; the register containing them; the office containing the register.
  • n. 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. To make an entry in a docket.
  • v. To label a parcel etc.
  • v. 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. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.
  • n. 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.
  • transitive 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.
  • transitive v.
  • transitive v. To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book.
  • transitive v. To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.
  • transitive v. To mark with a ticket.

from The 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 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

Etymologies

Middle English doggett, summary, digest.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain; perhaps a diminutive of dock. (Wiktionary)

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