On File Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term On File.

On File (phrase):

Meaning: A phrase used to describe documents or materials that have been officially submitted and are kept as records in a specific place, usually in a court or office.

Use in a sentence: The divorce papers are on file at the county courthouse.

This term is often used in legal settings to refer to the act of submitting documents to the clerk of the court for official record keeping.