alias

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Alias \A"li*as\, adverb [L., fr. alius. See {Else}.] (Law) (a) Otherwise; otherwise called; -- a term used in legal proceedings to connect the different names of any one who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson. (b) At another time.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Alias \A"li*as\, noun; pl. {Aliases}. [L., otherwise, at another time.] (Law) (a) A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect. (b) Another name; an assumed name.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

alias

adverb

1: as known or named at another time or place; "Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette" [syn: {alias}, {a.k.a.}, {also known as}]

noun

1: a name that has been assumed temporarily [syn: {alias}, {assumed name}, {false name}]


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