Definition for DOCK'ET

DOCK'ET, n. [W. tociaw, to cut off, to clip, to dock; hence docket is a piece.]

  1. A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing. Also, a subscription at the foot of letters patent, by the clerk of the dockets. – Bailey.
  2. A bill tied to goods, containing some direction, as the name of the owner, or the place to which they are to be sent. [See Ticket.] – Bailey.
  3. An alphabetical list of cases in a court, or a catalogue of the names of the parties who have suits depending in a court. In some of the States, this is the principal or only use of the word.

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