Definition of Docket

1. Noun. (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities.

Generic synonyms: Calendar
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

2. Verb. Place on the docket for legal action. "Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

3. Noun. A temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to.
Exact synonyms: Agenda, Schedule
Generic synonyms: Plan, Program, Programme
Specialized synonyms: Fare, Menu
Derivative terms: Schedule, Schedule

4. Verb. Make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Resume, Sum Up, Summarise, Summarize

Definition of Docket

1. n. A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest.

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Docket

1. Noun. (obsolete) A summary; a brief digest. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) A short entry of the proceedings of a court; the register containing them; the office containing the register. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) A schedule of cases awaiting action in a court. ¹

4. Noun. An agenda of things to be done. ¹

5. Noun. A ticket or label fixed to something, showing its contents or directions to its use. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To make an entry in a docket. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To label a parcel etc. ¹

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Definition of Docket

1. to supply with an identifying statement [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Docket

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Judgment <§=>853(4)— Did not become dor- niant when execution entered on the only docket kept by the clerk of the superior court. ..."

2. The Code of Virginia: With the Declaration of Independence and Constitution by Virginia (1849)
"docket in general, circuit and 2. In circuit court, separate docket of county or ... Of the court docket ; and the order in which cases are heard. ..."

3. Code of Law, Practice and Forms for Justices' and Other Inferior Courts in Curtis Hillyer by Curtis Hillyer (1912)
"Index to docket. § 3036. docket and papers to be turned over to successor. ... Disposal of docket and papers in case of vacancy. } 3038. ..."

4. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1898)
"Although a justice of the peace may amend his docket so as to make it speak ... The justice's docket should generally state the plaintiff's cause of action. ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"GENERAL Order in Bankruptcy as to striking a docket and sealing a Commission. IT is ORDERED that from henceforth no docket shall be struck but between the ..."

6. Georgia and state rights: A study of the political history of Georgia from by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1902)
"II contains: Continuance docket, begun 1765 and extending to December, 1772, ... The dockets are as follows: Years. Volumes. A ppearance docket 1749-1874 ..."

7. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"You show the docket and verdict, and prove his rendition of judgment. ... That would not be a docket entry. No law requires them to make such memorandum. ..."

8. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1824)
"(m) docket is tobe considered as struck until the same is entered in the docket-book. Orders of 29 Dec. 1806, and 13 April 1816 — ¡9. ..."

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