Richard Roe
noun Date: circa 1659 a party to legal proceedings whose true name is unknown — compare John Doe

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  • Richard Roe — Rich·ard Roe / ri chərd rō/ n: a male party to a legal proceeding whose true identity is unknown or whose true name is being withheld; esp: the second of two such parties compare jane roe, john doe Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Richard Roe — [rō] n. [see DOE] a name used in law courts, legal papers, etc. to refer to a person whose actual name is unknown, esp. to the second person of two when both names are unknown (the first person being referred to as John Doe) …   English World dictionary

  • Richard Roe — noun an unknown or fictitious party to legal proceedings • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑party * * * ˈrō noun Usage: usually capitalized both Rs Etymology: from …   Useful english dictionary

  • Richard Roe — John Doe Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En anglais, John Doe (version féminine : Jane Doe) est une expression pouvant désigner une personne non identifiée, ou servir de nom… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Richard Roe — Rich′ard Roe′ [[t]roʊ[/t]] n. law a fictitious name for the second male of unknown identity in legal proceedings, the first being John Doe • Etymology: 1760 …   From formal English to slang

  • Richard Roe — /roh/ a fictitious name used in legal proceedings for a male party whose true name is not known, used esp. as the second such name when two male persons are involved whose real names have not been ascertained. Cf. John Doe. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Richard Roe — See John Doe …   Black's law dictionary

  • John Doe and Richard Roe — noun Imaginary plaintiff and opponent in the old legal action for ejectment, proverbial as a legal fiction • • • Main Entry: ↑John …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roe (disambiguation) — Roe may refer to:* Roe or hard roe , the fully ripe egg masses of fish and certain marine invertebrates * Soft roe or milt, the semen of fish * The Roe deer, the deer of Britain and Europe * Roe v. Wade , the court case that legalized abortion in …   Wikipedia

  • Roe Richard — Roe, Richard (Law) A fictious name for a party, real or fictious, to an act or proceeding. Other names were formerly similarly used, as {John a Nokes}, John o , or of the, Nokes, or Noakes, {John a Stiles}, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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