Meaning of docket

dock•et

Pronunciation: (dok'it), [key]
— n., v., -et•ed, -et•ing.
—n.
  1. a list of cases in court for trial, or the names of the parties who have cases pending.
    1. an official memorandum or entry of proceedings in a legal cause.
    2. a register of such entries.
    3. any of various certificates or warrants giving the holder right to obtain, buy, or move goods that are controlled by the government, as a custom-house docket certifying duty has been paid.
  2. the list of business to be transacted by a board, council, legislative assembly, or the like.
  3. a writing on a letter or document stating its contents; any statement of particulars attached to a package, envelope, etc.; a label or ticket.
—v.t.
  1. to enter in the docket of the court.
  2. to make an abstract or summary of the heads of, as a document; abstract and enter in a book: judgments regularly docketed.
  3. to endorse (a letter, document, etc.) with a memorandum.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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