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