file (n.) 2
register, list, roll
2H4 I.iii.10 [Hastings to Archbishop] Our present musters grow upon the file / To five-and-twenty thousand men of choice
H8 I.i.75 [Buckingham to Abergavenny, of Wolsey] He makes up the file / Of all the gentry
Mac III.i.94 [Macbeth to Murderers] The valued file / Distinguishes the swift, the slow, the subtle
Mac V.ii.8 [Lennox to Cathness, of the approaching allies] I have a file / Of all the gentry