[ noun ] the entering of a legal document into the public record


"he filed a complaint" "he filed his tax return"

Used in print

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

The senior policy officer may be moved to think hard about a problem by any of an infinite variety of stimuli : an idea in his own head , the suggestions of a colleague , a question from the Secretary or the President , a proposal by another department , a communication from a foreign government or an American ambassador abroad , the filing of an item for the agenda of the United_Nations or of any other of dozens of international bodies , a news_item read at the breakfast_table , a question to the President or the Secretary at a news_conference , a speech by a Senator or Congressman , an article in a periodical , a resolution from a national organization , a request for assistance from some private American interests abroad , et_cetera , ad_infinitum .

(Your Federal Income Tax. 1962 Edition (Revised to...)

If the last day ( due_date ) for performing any act for tax purposes , such_as filing a return or making a tax payment , etc. , falls on Saturday , Sunday , or a legal_holiday , you may perform that act on the next succeeding day which is not a Saturday , Sunday , or legal_holiday .

The filing of an original or amended declaration , otherwise due on January 15 , 1962 , is also waived , if you file your Form_1040 for 1961 and pay the full tax by January 31 , 1962 .

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submission file

[ noun ] a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file

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fragment metal_filing

[ noun ] the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)

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formation file

[ noun ] preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc:


"I having some filing to do"

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storage file