Jane Roe

noun \ ˈjān-ˈrō \

Definition of Jane Roe

: a woman who is a party to legal proceedings and whose true name is unknown or withheld : jane doe
  • Feuer said the homeless woman, identified in the suit as Jane Roe to protect her privacy, had medical insurance and a primary care provider.
  • —Gale Holland

First Known Use of jane roe

1788

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Jane Roe

noun \ ˈjān-ˈrō \

legal Definition of Jane Roe

: a female party to a legal proceeding whose true identity is unknown or whose true name is being withheld — compare john doe, richard roe

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