re·​file (ˌ)rē-ˈfī(-ə)l How to pronounce refile (audio)
refiled; refiling

transitive verb

: to file (something) again
refile a case in a lower court
refiling misfiled documents

Examples of refile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kaplan did provide his lawyers the opportunity to refile and let four of those expert witnesses testify—but only in rebuttal to expert witnesses the Justice Department plans to bring to trial. Ben Weiss, Fortune Crypto, 22 Sep. 2023 Court documents showed the case was dismissed without prejudice, and the plaintiffs can choose to refile. Emilia David, The Verge, 20 Sep. 2023 According to parliamentary rules, because the council adjourned without discussing it further, the bill is dead and would need to be refiled as new legislation in order to be considered again. Lia Russell, Baltimore Sun, 7 Sep. 2023 The judge said Disney could refile its request after complying with the court rule. CBS News, 4 Sep. 2023 His case was dismissed without prejudice on Friday, though the shooting remains under investigation and those charges could be refiled, said Amy Clausing, a spokesperson for the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 25 Aug. 2023 Attorney Robert Schwartz told the judge there would be nothing to prevent prosecutors from using evidence gleaned from discovery in the civil case against Baldwin in the criminal case, if charges are refiled. Susan Montoya Bryan, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 Court records show the class B misdemeanor assault charge filed last month against Ron Gibson, 50, was dismissed on Aug. 31 without prejudice, meaning the case can be refiled if prosecutors choose to. Jacob Scholl, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Sep. 2023 In the ruling, Johnson stated the lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice, meaning the plaintiffs could still amend and attempt to refile their complaint. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1792, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of refile was circa 1792

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“Refile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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