fictitious name

noun

: a name (as John Doe) used in a complaint when the party's name is unknown at the time of filing or when the party's identity is being kept private

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“Fictitious name.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/fictitious%20name. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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