• (noun): The entering of a legal document into the public record.
    Example: "He filed a complaint"; "he filed his tax return"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on filing:

Filing (metalworking)
... Filing is a material removal process in manufacturing ... Filing operations can be used on a wide range of materials as a finishing operation ... Filing helps achieve workpiece function by removing some excess material and deburring the surface ...
Patent Reform Act Of 2009 - Proposed Changes - First-to-file
... sales, offers for sale, publications, and other disclosures available to the public as of the filing date, other than publications by the inventor within one year of filing (inventor's "grace period"), whether ... Applicants that did not publish their inventions prior to filing would have received no grace period ... because priority would have been determined based on filing date ...
Cross-filing in California Elections, 1913-1959
... a looser test in 1911, by 1913, there was no longer any restriction on candidates filing in multiple primaries ... The cross-filing provision was added to a previously debated primary bill by members of the administration of Governor Hiram Johnson, who had previously run (on separate occasions) as a ... elected by winning both major primaries through cross-filing ...
Suspicious Activity Report (banking) - Confidentiality
... Unauthorized disclosure of a SAR filing is a federal criminal offense ... undertake an investigation process prior to filing a SAR to assure that the information reported is appropriate, complete, and accurate ... management and/or attorneys prior to filing ...
Caillot V. Deetken
... full terms of the Court had passed between the filing of the writ of error in the circuit court and its return with the transcript into this Court ... jurisdiction under a writ of error where the return to it is made by filing the transcript of the record here after the expiration of the term of this Court next ...

More definitions of "filing":

  • (noun): A fragment rubbed off by the use of a file.
  • (noun): The act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object).
  • (noun): Preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc..
    Example: "I have some filing to do"

Famous quotes containing the word filing:

    Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost?
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)