Richard Roe

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Rich·ard Roe

 (rĭch′ərd rō)
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, especially where there is another such individual in the case designated as John Doe.

Rich′ard Roe′

a fictitious name for the second male of unknown identity in legal proceedings, the first being John Doe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Richard Roe - an unknown or fictitious 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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
Richard Roe, executive vice president at American Signal Corporation, said: "Our performance tests were clear indicators of quality, reliability and innovation for the Saudi Government.
Richard Roe, managing director of Eddisons, said: "This is an important move as part of the next phase of the company's development.
Additionally, Savills has been appointed to market a development opportunity on George Street on behalf of receivers Anthony Spencer and Richard Roe at Eddisons.
John Haye in Blindness (1926) loses his eyesight due to a train accident and is confined to his room after that; the "Bright Young Things" in Party Going (1939) can hardly leave for France due to the fog around the station; Richard Roe in Caught (1943), serving as a fireman during the Blitz, is doomed to wait weeks until the raids begin.
The whole of it is at present become a mere matter of form; and John Doe and Richard Roe are always returned as the standing pledges for this purpose.