V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a file of documents or records pertaining to a particular person or topic

Synonyms: file, record, portfolio


Tips: Dossier comes from the French word meaning "bundle of papers." You will often hear the word dossier used in international policy discussions. For example, a country may develop a dossier of evidence when it wants to extradite a felon from another country.

Usage Examples:

Please bring me the dossier of information we have on this case. (file, portfolio)

I left my dossier of ideas for this campaign in the cab this morning. (file, portfolio)

I can't believe he misplaced the dossier with all the documents from this case. (portfolio, record)

The British developed a detailed dossier on the nuclear ambitions of Iran. (file, record)

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