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
References in classic literature ?
Now, I have a mental picture of John Doe that is as clear as a steel engraving.
Those charming creations of the poet, John Doe and Richard Roe, when they first dawn upon him, will open a new world for the enlargement of his mind and the improvement of his heart.
In short, in his bringing up he has been so nursed by Law and Equity that he has become a kind of fossil imp, to account for whose terrestrial existence it is reported at the public offices that his father was John Doe and his mother the only female member of the Roe family, also that his first long-clothes were made from a blue bag.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals Case Name: John Doe v.
The family members are identified in the lawsuit as John Doe, Jane Doe and minor James Doe.
Several years ago, the IRS started its successful takedown of secret Swiss banking with the use of a John Doe summons.
Although he declined to address the student's contention that UO officials had violated his constitutional due process rights, the judge ruled that the university had disregarded its own procedures before it concluded that John Doe had committed a sexual assault.
Tools like the John Doe summons authorized today send the clear message to U.
You'll find more prescience in a superficially similar movie that winds up in a very different place : Meet John Doe, a 1941 film directed by Frank Capra and written by Robert Riskin.
For example, let us assume that John Doe owns an annuitant-driven contract on his wife, Jane Doe.
John Doe was injured when the automobile he was driving collided with one driven by Rachel Rowe.
Paige gets closer to working out the identity of her mysterious John Doe.