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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.
dockan enclosed space in a court of law where the accused sits or stands during trial.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006