Definition of dossier in English:


Syllabification: dos·si·er
Pronunciation: /ˈdôsēˌā, ˈdäs-


  • A collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject: we have a dossier on him a dossier of complaints
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    • Inside were various dossiers and files with letters and family documents.
    • They will be transferred to the Department of Transport with a dossier of evidence about our campaign.
    • Yes, there are open questions in all the dossiers, certainly, but the greatest number are on the biological sector.
    file, report, case history; account, notes, document(s), documentation, data, information, evidence


late 19th century: from French, denoting a bundle of papers with a label on the back, from dos 'back', based on Latin dorsum.

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