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Origin uncertain; perhaps a diminutive of dock.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɒkɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒkɪt


docket (plural dockets)

  1. (obsolete) A summary; a brief digest.
  2. (law) A short entry of the proceedings of a court; the register containing them; the office containing the register.
  3. (law) A schedule of cases awaiting action in a court.
  4. An agenda of things to be done.
  5. A ticket or label fixed to something, showing its contents or directions to its use.
  6. (Australia) A receipt.

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docket (third-person singular simple present dockets, present participle docketing, simple past and past participle docketed)

  1. (transitive) To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.
  2. (transitive) To label a parcel, etc.
    to docket goods
  3. (transitive) To make a brief abstract of (a writing) and endorse it on the back of the paper, or to endorse the title or contents on the back of; to summarize.
    to docket letters and papers
    • February 5 1750, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, in Letters to His Son, published in 1774
      Whatever letters and papers you keep , docket and tie them up in their respective classes , so that you may instantly have recourse to any one
  4. (transitive) To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book.
    judgments regularly docketed


docket in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913