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  • noun law A number affixed to a document indicating its number in a series of documents, usually with respect to evidentiary documents being provided to the other party in a legal proceeding.
  • verb To stamp or label documents with Bates numbers.

Etymologies

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Derived from Bates, the surname of the inventor of the first serial number-stamping machine.

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