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ALIAS DICTUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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“Otherwise called.” This phrase (or its shorter and more usual form, alias,) when placed between two names in a pleading or other paper indicates that the same person is known by both those names. A fictitious name assumed by a person is colloquially termed an “alias.” Ferguson v. State. 134 Ala. 63, 32 South. 760, 92 Am. St. Rep. 17; Turns v. Com., 6 Mete. (Mass.) 235; Kennedy v. People, 1 Cow. Or. Rep. (N. Y.) 119.

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