John Doe

noun

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Law
  • US Law

Definitions of John Doe

  • (US) an anonymous person, especially the plaintiff (=claimant) in a legal action, or a dead body that has not yet been identified. The female equivalent of Jane Doe is sometimes used, especially when describing an unidentified dead body.

    The identity of a John Doe who has lived on life support in a Coronado nursing home for the past 14 years continues to be a mystery.

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