One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or process of filing something for a second or subsequent time; an instance of this.
The action or process of polishing or smoothing something again with a file, especially in order to sharpen the cutting edge of a blade.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Circular Orders Court of Sudder Dewanny Adawlut. Probably partly from refile + -ing, and partly from re- + filing<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Horace Greeley (1811–1872). Either from re- + filing, or from refile + -ing.
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