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To curtail or diminish, as, for example, to dock a person's wages for lateness or poor work. The cage or enclosed space in a criminal court where prisoners stand when brought in for trial.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


an enclosed space in a court of law where the accused sits or stands during trial.
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One hundred and eighteen farmers docked tails (80.8%) and 76 (64.4%) farmers gave more than one reason for tail docking (Figure 2B).
Full-pallet shipments are cross docked from receiving directly into the trailer heading to a particular store.
The Queen Mary II docked again in Chile on March 22, the exact same day the Regal Princess, a high-end cruise ship run by Princess Cruise Lines, was there.