Jane Doe

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Definition: Jane Doe

What is the dictionary definition of Jane Doe?

Dictionary Definition


  1. a fictitious name used for a possible female defendant who is unknown at the time a complaint is filed to start a lawsuit.
  2. the temporary fictitious name given to an unidentified hospitalized or dead woman.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Jane Doe. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 23, 2021 https://payrollheaven.com/define/jane-doe/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Jane Doe. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/jane-doe/ (accessed: September 23, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Jane Doe. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/jane-doe/

Definition Sources

Definitions for Jane Doe are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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