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Filing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FI'LING, ppr. Placing on a string or wire, or in a bundle of papers; presenting for trial; marching in a file; smoothing with a file.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the entering of a legal document into the public record; "he filed a complaint"; "he filed his tax return"
2: a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file
3: the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)
4: preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.; "I have some filing to do"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of using a file 2. a fragment rubbed off in filing <iron filings> II. noun Date: 1712 1. an act or instance of filing something 2. a document filed

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (usu. in pl.) a particle rubbed off by a file.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

File File, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filed; p. pr. & vb. n. Filing.] 1. To set in order; to arrange, or lay away, esp. as papers in a methodical manner for preservation and reverence; to place on file; to insert in its proper place in an arranged body of papers. I would have my several courses and my dishes well filed. --Beau. & Fl. 2. To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill. --Burrill. 3. (Law) To put upon the files or among the records of a court; to note on (a paper) the fact date of its reception in court. To file a paper, on the part of a party, is to place it in the official custody of the clerk. To file, on the part of the clerk, is to indorse upon the paper the date of its reception, and retain it in his office, subject to inspection by whomsoever it may concern. --Burrill.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Filing Fil"ing, n. A fragment or particle rubbed off by the act of filing; as, iron filings.

Moby Thesaurus

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