Definition of dossier in English:


Line breaks: dos|sier
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒsɪə
, -ɪeɪ, -jeɪ/


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.
account, notes, document(s), documentation, data, information, evidence;
annal(s), archive(s), chronicle(s), diary, journal, memoir, register, log, logbook;
inventory, list, catalogue
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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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