Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Otherwise; also known as; at another time.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. Otherwise; at another time; in another manner; formerly.
    —Alias dictns. "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. Co.m., 6 Mete. (Mass.) 235; Kennedy v. People, 1 Cow. Or. Rep. (N. Y.) 119.
    —Alias writ. An alias writ is a second writ issued in the same cause, where a former writ of the same kind had been issued without effect In such case, the language of the second writ is, "We command you, as we have before [sicut alias] commanded you," etc. Roberts v. Church, 17 Conn. 142 ; Farris v. Walter, 2 Colo. App. 450, 31 Pac. 231.