a. A calendar of the cases awaiting action in a court.
b. A brief entry of the court proceedings in a legal case.
c. The book containing such entries.
2. A summary or other brief statement of the contents of a document; an abstract.
3. A list of things to be done; an agenda.
4. A label or ticket affixed to a package listing the contents or directions for assembling or operating.
tr.v. dock·et·ed, dock·et·ing, dock·ets
1. Law To enter in a court calendar or in a record of court proceedings.
2. To provide with a brief identifying statement.
3. To label or ticket (a parcel).
[Middle English doggett, summary, digest.]
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