Mayer also advises Gore to file a libel suit against the National Enquirer, which broke the story, and his accusers.
U.S. trademark law favors the party who was first to use a trademark, rather than file it.
In the auditing process, adherents may disclose details of their personal life, and a record of the audit is placed in a file.
Firedoglake blogger Daniel Wright has obtained Aaron Swartz's FBI file following his suicide last month.
“You might see the Justice Department file an injunction against the law—this would be a strategic moment to do it,” adds Selee.
There were three in the gang and they got him and the radio paper which was stolen from our file.
If you were envied, why should you sharpen envy, and file up its teeth to an edge?
Do you think it is a wise practice for judges who disagree with the majority of the court to file dissenting opinions?
A complete list of the changes made is appended at the end of the file.
And immediately the door bursting open, an Officer of the Cardinals Guard, with a file of soldiers, entered the church.
"to place (papers) in consecutive order for future reference," mid-15c., from Middle French filer "string documents on a wire for preservation or reference," from fil "thread, string" (12c.), from Latin filum "a thread, string," from PIE *gwhis-lom (cf. Armenian jil "sinew, string, line," Lithuanian gysla "vein, sinew," Old Church Slavonic zila "vein"), from root *gwhi- "thread, tendon." The notion is of documents hung up on a line.
File (filacium) is a threed or wyer, whereon writs, or other exhibits in courts, are fastened for the better keeping of them. [Cowel, "The Interpreter," 1607]Methods have become more sophisticated, but the word has stuck. Related: Filed; filing.
1520s, "string or wire on which documents are strung," from French file "row," from Middle French filer (see file (v.)). The meaning "arranged collection of papers" is from 1620s; computer sense is from 1954. The military sense "line or row of men" (1590s) is from the French verb in the sense of "spin out (thread); march in file."
metal tool, Old English feol (Mercian fil), from Proto-Germanic *finkhlo (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German fila, Middle Dutch vile, Dutch vijl, German Feile), probably from PIE *peig- "to cut, mark by incision" (see paint (v.)). The verb in this sense is from early 13c., from Old English filian. Related: Filed; filing.
[first sense perhaps fr the tool; perhaps related to French filou, ''pickpocket'']
A wastebasket; circular file (WWII armed forces)