A second or additional writ which will be released after a primary writ has actually expired without result
- usually otherwise known as a term utilized in appropriate proceedings in order to connect different brands of any one that has gone by two or more and whoever real name is for just about any cause skeptical as Smith alias Simpson
- as known or called at another time or spot
- a name that is believed temporarily
- Otherwise; otherwise known as; -- a term used in legal proceedings to connect the different names of any person who went by several, and whose true name is for any cause skeptical; as, Smith, alias Simpson.
- At another time.
- an additional or further writ that will be issued after a first writ features expired without effect.
- Another title; an assumed title.
n. 1) a name used besides the offered title of you or mention of that various other title, which could not be an endeavor to hide his/her identity (eg Harry for Harold, initials or a maiden title).
Lat Otherwise; at another time; an additional fashion; previously.
mid-15c., "otherwise known as," from Latin alias "at another time, an additional way," from alius "(an)other," from PIE *al- (1) "beyond" (cognates: Sanskrit anya "other, various," Avestan anya-, Armenian ail, Greek allos "another," Gothic aljis "other," Old English elles "otherwise, else," Modern English else).
- "assumed name," c.1600, from alias (adv.).
- also known as
- handle [Am.] [coll.] [alias]
(adv.) Otherwise; otherwise called; -- a term found in appropriate proceedings in order to connect different names of every one that moved by two or more, and whose true name is for almost any cause skeptical; as, Smith, alias Simpson.
- (adv.) At another time.
- (n.) Another or additional writ which can be granted after an initial writ features expired without result.
- (n.) Another name; an assumed title.
No one is saying you have to disappear but if we're threatened, having an alias identity, even for a short while, might prove important.