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Noun: filing  fI-ling
  1. The entering of a legal document into the public record
     
  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"
Verb: file  fI(-u)l
  1. (law) record in a public office or in a court of law
    "file a complaint"; "file for divorce";
    - register
     
  2. Smooth with a file
    "file one's fingernails"
     
  3. Proceed in line
    "The students filed into the classroom"
     
  4. Place a formal charge against
    "The suspect was filed with murdering his wife";
    - charge, lodge
     
  5. Place in a container for keeping records
    "File these bills, please"; "file away these bills, please";
    - file away

Derived forms: filings

See also: file in, file out

Type of: accuse, criminate, enter, entry, formation, fragment, impeach, incriminate, march, process, put down, record, register, shaping, smooth, smoothen, storage, submission, submittal [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Filing

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