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Dossier

Dossier

See also: dossier

German

Noun

Dossier n (genitive Dossiers, plural Dossiers)

  1. dossier

Declension

Derived terms

  • Geheimdossier

dossier

dossier

See also: Dossier

English

Noun

dossier (plural dossiers)

  1. A collection of papers and/or other sources, containing detailed information about a particular person or subject, together with a synopsis of their content.
    • 2004 April 15, “Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer”, in The Scotsman:
      For Lothian and Borders Police, the early-morning raid had come at the end one of biggest investigations carried out by the force, which had originally presented a dossier of evidence on the murder of Jodi Jones to the Edinburgh procurator-fiscal, William Gallagher, on 25 November last year.

Translations


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • In Flanders the word is pronounced phonetically, in the Netherlands the pronunciation approximates the original French one.

Hyphenation: dos‧sier

Etymology

Borrowing from French dossier.

Noun

dossier n (plural dossiers, diminutive dossiertje n)

  1. dossier
  2. file, physical collection of documentation

Derived terms

  • dossierbeheerder
  • dossierkennis
  • dossiervreter
  • strafdossier

French

Etymology

From dos (back(side)), from Latin dorsum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dosje/

Noun

dossier m (plural dossiers)

  1. back of furniture, to rest the sitter's back on
  2. dossier
  3. file, account; directory on a computer, see folder.
  4. An organizer to keep papers in, to be stored as a single unit in a filing cabinet, see folder.
  5. (figuratively) case, notably legal

Derived terms

  • dosseret m
See also

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from French dossier.

Noun

dossier m (invariable)

  1. dossier (collection of papers, especially legal)

Anagrams


Portuguese

Noun

dossier m (plural dossiers)

  1. Alternative spelling of dossiê

Spanish

Alternative forms

Noun

dossier m (plural dossiers or dossieres)

  1. dossier