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Definition a list of things or adding something to the list — especially cases to be tried in court or items to discuss

More rarely, docket may be used in various ways to indicate identifying or summarizing something or the document so created — such as:
  • abstracting a document; or the resultant abstract
  • identifying (possibly with very brief summary) a legal case; or the resultant writing
  • labeling a package — possibly with listed contents or instructions; or the resultant label
  • It's next on the docket.
  • Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried
  • The article summarizes this year's Supreme Court docket.
  • Without plea bargaining, there would be no hope of keeping up with the docket.
  • The proposal is on Thursday's docket.
  • The court is busy clearing the docket before the current term ends.
  • "Well, Mr. Holmes, what are we to do with that fact?" || "To remember it—to docket it. We may come on something later which will bear upon it."
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • The judge rearranged her docket in order to have these last days free.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • docket = cases to be tried in court or items to discuss
  • Heaven, for the Presbyterians, must resemble a banking establishment, with each soul tagged and docketed, and placed in the appropriate pigeonhole.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Young fellow, call the docket.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • They want to clear the docket as much as we want him out of there.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • The clerk read the docket, the suspect rose.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • It would push the whole docket back.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • We were the first case on the docket.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • When I had no more ticks to make, I folded all my bills up uniformly, docketed each on the back, and tied the whole into a symmetrical bundle.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It was covered with a mass of papers, all neatly tied and docketed, which looked like accounts and receipts arrayed with perfect method.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • But there is one thing you must never forget: the judgment docket book in the courthouse.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • I've got a heavy docket today.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • They were all marked and docketed, and tied with red tape.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • I found myself automatically docketing and labelling each man as he was introduced to me, by the run of his features and by the first words that he spoke.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier

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