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Dock

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.

dock

an enclosed space in a court of law where the accused sits or stands during trial.
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With him in the dock was Samantha Bacon, 26, of Pentland Avenue, Billingham, who admitted perverting the course of justice.
Adams will have to appear in the dock for ``improper conduct and ins ulting words'' towards referee Mike Riley at the half-time interval of the game with Birmingham at the Walkers Stadium10 days ago.
Also in the dock will be ex-Wimbledon keeper Hans Segers and ex-Aston Villa, Wimbledon and England striker John Fashanu.