Filing


Filing
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. [1913 Webster]

I would have my several courses and my dishes well filed. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.