When the teenager was 14 or 15, the suit contends, Goddard communicated that he loved John Doe.
Needless to say, it would have been easier for Cuccinelli if John Doe had been his running mate.
She texted her roommate to reserve their bedroom for the purposes of bringing back John Doe.
This leaves us with constructions like "John Doe is a person who immigrated to the United States illegally."
Because of the secret nature of a John Doe probe, only the names of persons who have been granted immunity are made public.
Serve a 'John Doe' on him and bring him to my office, otherwise trail him to the jumping-off place—in other words, get him!
Now, I have a mental picture of John Doe that is as clear as a steel engraving.
Write up the account of John Doe, showing also the accounts necessary to complete the double entry, as per example in Article 11.
"I've got a 'John Doe' on the valet," replied the operative.
He touched John Doe with the spurs and rode away, stopping at the foreman's gate to finish his business with Hawkins.
fictitious plaintiff in a legal action, attested from 1768 (in Blackstone). The fictitious defendant was Richard Roe. If female, Jane Doe, Jane Roe. Replaced earlier John-a-nokes (1530s) or Jack Nokes, who usually was paired with John-a-stiles or Tom Stiles. Also used of plaintiffs or defendants who have reason to be anonymous. By 1852, John Doe was being used in North America for "any man whose name is not known," but Britain tended to preserve it in the narrower legal sense "name of the fictitious plaintiff in actions of ejectment." John Doe warrant attested from 1935.
Any man; the average man; joe
[1768+; originally the fictitious plaintiff and defendant in a lawsuit]