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 for alias
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alias \A"li*as\, adv. [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.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alias \A"li*as\, n.; 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.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  alias
      adv 1: as known or named at another time or place; "Mr. Smith,
             alias Mr. Lafayette" [syn: alias, a.k.a., also known
             as]
      n 1: a name that has been assumed temporarily [syn: alias,
           assumed name, false name]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "alias":
     Jane Doe, John Doe, Richard Roe, anonym, assumed name, contrarily,
     else, elsewise, false name, fictitious name, in other respects,
     in other ways, nom de guerre, nom de plume, nom de theatre,
     or else, other than, otherwise, pen name, professional name,
     pseudonym, stage name, than
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  ALgorIthmic ASsembly language
  ALIAS
  
      (ALIAS) A machine oriented variant of BLISS.
     ALIAS was implemented in BCPL for the PDP-9.
  
     ["ALIAS", H.E. Barreveld, Int Rep, Math Dept, Delft U Tech,
     Netherlands, 1973].
  
     (1997-03-13)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  alias
  
     1.  A name, usually short and easy to
     remember and type, that is translated into another name or
     string, usually long and difficult to remember or type.  Most
     command interpreters (e.g. Unix's csh) allow the user to
     define aliases for commands, e.g. "alias l ls -al".  These are
     loaded into memory when the interpreter starts and are
     expanded without needing to refer to any file.
  
     2.  One of several alternative hostnames with
     the same Internet address.  E.g. in the Unix hosts
     database (/etc/hosts or NIS map) the first field on a line
     is the Internet address, the next is the official hostname
     (the "{canonical name" or "{CNAME}"), and any others are
     aliases.
  
     Hostname aliases often indicate that the host with that alias
     provides a particular network service such as archie,
     finger, FTP, or web.  The assignment of
     services to computers can then be changed simply by moving an
     alias (e.g. www.doc.ic.ac.uk) from one Internet address to
     another, without the clients needing to be aware of the
     change.
  
     3.  The name used by Apple computer, Inc. for
     symbolic links when they added them to the System 7
     operating system in 1991.
  
     (1997-10-22)
  
     4.  Two names ({identifiers), usually of local
     or global variables, that refer to the same resource
     ({memory location) are said to be aliased.  Although names
     introduced in programming languages are typically mapped to
     different memory locations, aliasing can be introduced by
     the use of address arithmetic and pointers or
     language-specific features, like C++ references.
  
     Statically deciding (e.g. via a program analysis executed by a
     sophisticated compiler) which locations of a program will be
     aliased at run time is an undecidable problem.
  
     [G. Ramalingam: "The Undecidability of Aliasing", ACM
     Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS),
     Volume 16, Issue 5, September 1994, Pages: 1467 - 1471,
     ISSN:0164-0925.]
  
     (2004-09-12)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ALIAS, practice. This word is prefixed to the name of a second writ of the
  same kind issued in the same cause; as, when a summons has been issued and
  it is returned by the sheriff, nil, and another is issued, this is called an
  alias summons. The term is used to all kinds of writs, as alias fi. fa.,
  alias vend. exp. and the like. Alias dictus, otherwise called; a description
  of the defendant by an addition to his real name of that by which he is
  bound in the writing; or when a man is indicted and his name is uncertain,
  he may be indicted as A B, alias dictus C D. See 4 John. 1118; 1 John. Cas.
  243; 2 Caines, R. 362; 3 Caines, R. 219.
  
  

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