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Docket meaning

docket - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list
  2. 2. place on the docket for legal action; " Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"
  3. 3. A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the clerks.
  7. 7. A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in any assembly.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book; as, judgments regularly docketed.
  10. 10. To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.
  11. 11. To mark with a ticket; as, to docket goods.
  12. 12. See court calendar.
  13. 13. To mark on the back, as a paper, with the contents or title; indorse.
  14. 14. A summary of a larger writing; a digest; a formal program for the proceedings of an assembly.
  15. 15. A summary; label; file of papers; list of cases in court.
  16. 16. To enter on a docket; label with titles.

docket - examples of usage

  1. It would seem as if, in the first instance, we must have arbitrarily attached some one of the few and vague sensations which we could alone at first command, to certain motions of outside things as echoed by our brain, and used them to think and feel the things with, so as to docket them, and recognise them with greater force, certainty, and clearness- much as we use words to help us to docket and grasp our feelings and thoughts, or written characters to help us to docket and grasp our words. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. Monsieur Dalize read as follows: " Sir: " The researches which I have made in my docket to find the register of birth of Paul Solange must be my excuse for the delay. - "In Search of a Son", William Shepard Walsh.
  3. The famous one- how he had asked a lady to show him her docket at the Galway ball, when she told him that she was engaged for all the dances- excited, as it never failed to do, a good deal of laughter. - "Muslin", George Moore.
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