n. A group of documents assembled to provide information about a specific topic.


'Dossier' connotes information purposefully collected from various sources, as opposed to documents in an organic collection resulting from routine activities. In some instances, 'dossier' may be used interchangeably with file1 in the sense of a case file. It is not equivalent to a file folder or other container; a dossier may be housed in several folders or other containers.