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A written list of judicial proceedings set down for trial in a court.

To enter the dates of judicial proceedings scheduled for trial in a book kept by a court.

In practice, a docket is a roster that the clerk of the court prepares, listing the cases pending trial.

An appearance docket contains a list of the appearances in actions and a brief abstract of the successive steps in each case.

A judgment docket is a listing of the judgments entered in a particular court that is available to the public for examination. Its purpose is to give official notice of the existence of liens or judgments to interested parties.

A docket fee is a sum of money charged for the docketing of a case or a judgment or a set amount chargeable as part of the costs of the action.

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


1) n. the cases on a court calendar. 2) n. brief notes, usually written by the court clerk, stating what action was taken that day in court. 3) v. to write down the name of a case to be put on calendar or make notes on action in court.

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1 an official summary of the proceedings in a court of justice.
2 a register containing such a summary.
3 a customs certificate declaring that duty has been paid.
4 a certificate giving particulars of a shipment and allowing its holder to obtain a delivery order.
5 a list of cases awaiting trial.
6 the names of the parties to pending litigation.
7 to make a summary of a document or a judgment.
8 to abstract and enter in a book or register.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

DOCKET, practice. A formal record of judicial proceedings.
     2. The docket should contain the names of the parties, and a minute of every proceeding in the case. It is kept by the clerk or prothonotary of the court. A sheriff's docket is not a record. 9 Serg. & R. 91. Docket is also said to be a brief writing, on a small piece of paper or parchment, containing the substance of a larger writing.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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