John Doe

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John Doe

n.
1. Used as a name in legal proceedings to designate an unknown man or boy or to protect the identity of a known man or boy.
2. An average or ordinary man.

John Doe

n
(Law) See Doe

John′ Doe′

(doʊ)
n.
1. an anonymous, average man.
2. a fictitious name used in legal proceedings for a male party whose true name is not known. Compare Jane Doe, Richard Roe.
3. an unidentified man: The police were looking for a John Doe.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.John Doe - a hypothetical average manJohn Doe - a hypothetical average man    
common man, common person, commoner - a person who holds no title
2.John Doe - an unknown or fictitious man who is a party to legal proceedings
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
party - a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"
Translations
Otto Normalverbraucher
Jón Jónsson
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