dock·et 1 /'dä-kət/ n [earlier doggette docquet summary, abstract, of unknown origin]
1 a: a formal abridged record of the proceedings (as motions, orders, and judgments) in a legal action
the clerk shall keep a docket in each caseU.S. Code
b: a register of such records
2 a: a list of legal actions to be heard by a court
the nearly 500 such cases on court docket s — Rorie Sherman compare calendar
b: the caseload of a court
a great part of our docket consisted of regulatory agency cases — R. H. Bork
docket 2 vt: to enter in a docket (as of a case or a court)
closure motions must be docket ed sufficiently in advance — W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel compare calendar

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun agenda, calendar, catalog, entry book, enumeration, list, list of cases, listing, order of the day, program, record, record of proceedings, register, registry, roll, schedule, slate associated concepts: bench docket, court docket, docket book, docket entry, docketing a judgment, docketing cases II index agenda, book, calendar (list of cases), calendar (record of yearly periods), empanel, enroll, file, file (place among official records), label (noun), label (verb), note (record), pigeonhole, program (noun), program (verb), record (noun), record (verb), register, roll, schedule, set down, tabulate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) A list on a court calendar of cases scheduled to be tried.
(2) On appeal, a formal record summarizing the proceedings of a lower court.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 n. A court's official record, in summary form, of the hearings held, parties' appearances, and papers filed in a proceeding; a court's calendar of the dates on which hearings are to be held or papers filed.
2 v. To enter a case, hearing, or filed paper in such a record or calendar.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A written list of judicial proceedings set down for trial in a court.
To enter the dates of judicial proceedings scheduled for trial in a book kept by a court.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A written list of judicial proceedings set down for trial in a court.
To enter the dates of judicial proceedings scheduled for trial in a book kept by a court.
II An abstract or listing of all pleadings filed in a case; the book containing such entries; trial docket is a list of or calendar of cases to be tried in a certain term.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   1) n. the cases on a court calendar.
   2) n. brief notes, usually written by the court clerk, stating what action was taken that day in court.
   3) v. to write down the name of a case to be put on calendar or make notes on action in court.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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