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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
John Doe.
 
At one time used in law pleadings for an hypothetical plaintiff; the supposititious defendant being “Richard Roe.” These fictions are not now used.   1
 


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