fictitious name
fictitious name n: 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

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

fictitious name
Fictitious names are often used in conducting a business. They may also be used when filing a lawsuit against a party whose real name is unknown or when it is appropriate to conceal the true name of the party. (See also: doing business as (DBA))
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Name, Location & Licenses
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • fictitious name — Any name which a person adopts or assumes either for business purposes or in his social relations, other than the name of his parents. 38 Am J1st Name § 11. A name artificially contrived or adopted. General American Oil Co. v Wagoner Oil & Gas Co …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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