John Doe

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John Doe

n. 1) a fictitious name used for a possible male defendant who is unknown at the time a complaint is filed to start a lawsuit. 2) the temporary fictitious name given to an unidentified hospitalized or dead man. (See: fictitious defendants, Jane Doe)

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To return to John Doe, we have no evidence for fictitious persons in the early Irish legal tradition, from whom John Doe and Richard Roe might be thought to descend.
Henry Green's fourth published novel, Caught, on which he began working in 1941 and which was eventually published in 1943, is, on the one hand, a semi-autobiographical novel about the experiences of Richard Roe, an auxiliary fireman in the Blitz.
Smith targets Richard Roe because he is the first person he sees.
Richard Roe, RRC, CCPR (rroe@atlasrooflng.com) is director of technical services at Atlas Roofing Corp.
A famous legal document from the period spoke about a hypothetical landowner John Doe, who leases land to a Richard Roe, who then claims the land as his own and kicks out poor John.
Richard Roe, Asda SAINSBURY'S works closely with new and established Welsh suppliers and welcome any opportunity to promote Welsh foods.