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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
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chesterfield to this entry?)
  4. (transitive) To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book.
    judgments regularly docketed

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for docket in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)