alias dictus

alias dictus Otherwise called. This is the full version of the English, 'alias', with the meaning 'an assumed name'. The Latin word, alias, can be translated as 'at another time'. The Romans used alias dictus in referring to someone's nickname which was applied without any effort to deceive. In modern law, the expression may be utilized in much t...
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