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.
In a suit filed this month in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Ackerman is accused of abusing a then-17-year-old identified only as "John Doe" while Ackerman was a director at the Ten Mile River Camp near Narrowsburg, in upstate New York.
(How can you file a case without names - John Doe? John Go?
John Doe and his infant daughter, Jane, appeared on the steps of the Manor the night the earthquakes started and the gateway to the Otherworlds closed.
Suddenly, Mandy, Danny and a John Doe intruded into the house through the back door.
The court documents -  the lawsuit was filed in Seattle, Washington - refer to the suspect as 'John Doe' who stole specifically bitcoins from the account.  As a result of the fraud, Bitmain recorded the damages  - amount to be proven at trial -  of about $5.5 million.
Represented by noted sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison, John Doe is suing the 'Usual Suspects' actor for battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Until 2016, unidentified fathers in dependency and neglect cases were listed as "John Doe," and caseworkers worked with the mother and her family on safety goals for the child.
These sites also contain remains that have not yet been identified and buried and the analysis has shown that by examining the John Doe remains in these objects, they have now reached 121 new identities and hundreds of re-association reports, as well as data on historical remains (remains outside the mandate of the Missing Persons Institute - BiH MPI), and other categories of John Doe cases.
Focus: Stored Communications Act Good Faith Defense This appeal requires us once again to delve into the intricacies of the Wisconsin John Doe proceeding, a unique creature of Wisconsin law with some similarities to a grand jury investigation.