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calendar n

1 : a list of cases ready to be heard on a procedural action [the motion ]
: a list of cases ready for trial called also list compare docket NOTE: Generally it is up to the party that wants to go to trial to have a case placed on the calendar. The party must file with the court a notice that the case is ready for trial and that a jury trial, if desired, is demanded.
2 : a list of bills or other items reported out of committee for consideration by a legislative assembly
vt : to place (a case) on a calendar [the Appellate Division, Second Department, is now ing civil appeals "New York Law Journal"] compare docket

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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