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adverb ali·as \ˈā-lē-əs, ˈāl-yəs\

Definition of alias

  1. :  otherwise called :  otherwise known as —used to indicate an additional name that a person (such as a criminal) sometimes uses John Smith alias Richard Jones was identified as the suspect.

Origin and Etymology of alias

Latin, otherwise, from alius other — more at else


First Known Use: 15th century


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alias

noun ali·as

Definition of alias

  1. :  an assumed or additional name that a person (such as a criminal) sometimes uses a fugitive using several aliases He checked into the hotel using an alias. John Smith, who goes by the alias Richard Jones

Origin and Etymology of alias

see 1alias


First Known Use: 1605



ALIAS Defined for Kids

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alias

adverb ali·as \ˈā-lē-əs\

Definition of alias for Students

  1. :  otherwise known as Samuel Clemens, alias Mark Twain wrote many stories about life on the Mississippi.


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noun ali·as

Definition of alias for Students

  1. :  a false name The criminal used several aliases.


Law Dictionary

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adverb ali·as \ˈā-lē-əs, ˈāl-yəs\

Legal Definition of alias

  1. :  otherwise called :  also known as John Thomas Nolan, alias Legs Diamond

Origin and Etymology of alias

Latin, otherwise, from alius other


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noun ali·as

Legal Definition of alias

  1. :  an assumed or additional name


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adjective ali·as

Legal Definition of alias

  1. :  issued after the original instrument has not produced any action an alias tax warrant an alias summons — compare pluries



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