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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Dalaq believes actors and actresses should take into consideration that they are working for a state-run channel, "dedicated to serving society and improving it through its commentary on social values." He discouraged actors from focusing on "profiting." Dalaq declined to divulge his wage, so it is unclear whether, as a state employee, he is also sacrificing "profit" for the "improvement" of society.
Al-Badai told the Yemen Times that starring actors and actresses received only YR6,000 ($30) for each episode, the secondary roles got paid YR5,000 ($25) whilst the third role received YR4,000 ($20).
"I held several meetings with the actors and actresses, advising them not to work without contracts."
"I only worked in the private sector because the rights of actors and actresses are more secured than in public sector.