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Dictionary Definition



1 (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities
2 a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to [syn: agenda, schedule]


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

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A schedule of cases awaiting action in a court.
  2. A short entry of the proceedings of a court; the register containing them; the office containing the register.
  3. An agenda of things to be done.
  4. A ticket or label fixed to something, showing its contents or directions to its use.


  1. To make an entry in a docket.
  2. To label a parcel etc.

Extensive Definition

The word docket can mean:
  • A brief summary of a document, also called an abstract.
  • A listing of items that an organization plans on discussing, also called an agenda.
  • Main article: Docket (court). The official schedule of proceedings in lawsuits pending in a court of law. The term originally referred to the large folio books in which clerks recorded all filings and court proceedings for each case. Rules of civil procedure often state that the court clerk shall record specific bits of information "on the docket" when a specific event occurs. Today, in most industrialized countries, such records have been computerized. The term is also sometimes used informally to refer to a court calendar or caseload as a whole.
  • An invoice or order, often written in duplicate.
  • A small electric entrance key.
  • In Australian English, a generic term for any kind of shopping receipt or voucher.
  • In the Print and Media industry it is often used to describe a collection of information, proofs and other related material for a particular job.
docket in German: Repertorium
docket in Polish: Repertorium

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