If someone asks you what’s on your docket for the day, she really just wants to know what you’re doing today. Likewise, if someone complains that he has a full docket, he’s saying that he is very busy.

While docket, as used above, is another word for agenda or schedule, it is most commonly used to mean the calendar for a court of law, specifically, the schedule of pending cases. In the United Kingdom, a docket is a list or label affixed to the outside of a package detailing what is inside.

Definitions of docket

n a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to

agenda, schedule
fare, menu
an agenda of things to do
Type of:
plan, program, programme
a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

n (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities

Type of:
a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc)

v make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list

Type of:
resume, sum up, summarise, summarize
give a summary (of)

v place on the docket for legal action

“Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried”
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

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