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alias

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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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alias

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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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