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actor

noun actor, aggrieved party, complainant, litigant, malcontent, man with a grievance, operator, participant, party, performer, person, petitioner, plaintiff, qui facit
Associated concepts: an actor as a witness in a prosecution, an actor in a legal proceeding

ACTOR, practice. 1. A plaintiff or complainant. 2. He on whom the burden of proof lies. In actions of replevin both parties are said to be actors. The proctor or advocate in the courts of the civil law, was called actor.

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In this paper we have used a modified version of the embryonic Flexible Actor Model to analyse the role the Australian Christian churches played in the debate over WorkChoices and have concluded that, in the context of a dynamic IR model which focuses on the processes of actions and outcomes, the churches do represent 'new' actors.
Note that according to the semantics of the actor model, actors are free to reject exposing their internal states to the roles.
Note that the events specified in Table 1 do not exactly follow those defined in the traditional actor model [1, 2].
Socio-economic and rational actor models hold that personal dissatisfaction must be seen in an "injustice frame" to affect participation.
These findings are consistent with socio-economic and rational actor models.
We shall concentrate on constructs that are unique to the Actor model.
In the actor model the create primitive is endowed with an implicit capability of generating globally unique actor addresses on a purely local basis.
As we mentioned before, the guarantee of message delivery in the Actor model forms a type of fairness assumption [2].
The Actor model is one of the earliest proposed paradigms of object-based concurrent computation.
Fair mergers in the actor model are implicit--they are captured by the guarantee of message delivery which states that any message sent to an actor must eventually be received--i.
If an asynchronous communication model is used, as in the primitive Actor model (see section entitled "The Actor Model"), then customers representing return addresses must be explicitly supplied.
The axioms governing which objects are known to an object are called locality laws; these laws were developed in the context of the Actor model by Hewitt and Baker at MIT.