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docket (noun) a list of legal cases to be tried in a court.
A list of legal cases for trial or disposal in a court on a particular day is a docket. When you want to know when a case is going to be tried, and in which court, you refer to the docket and you know it. The name and the date of the case are listed in the docket.
- The docket shows that the manslaughter case against John is posted for next month in Justice Stetson's court.
- Though entered in the docket for hearing on the 15th March, the case of bank robbery has been adjourned by a month, as the defense counsel was not ready with his witnesses.