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John Doe

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At one time used in law pleadings for an hypothetical plaintiff; the supposititious defendant being “Richard Roe.” These fictions are not now used.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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