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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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Johnny Depp (49) is an American actor known for his role in "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series.
But the role of Max Bialystock will now be filled by American actor Nathan Lane, 48, who played the part when the musical opened on Broadway.
Tom, who was nominated for an Oscar for the film Reuben Reuben, will play the legendary and eternally tipsy American actor John Barrymore in the two-man play.
USA], Dec 9 ( ANI ): Native American actor Steve Reevis, who had a supporting role in the Academy Award-winning film 'Fargo', has passed away.
American actor, whose films include The Cannonball Run and Boogie Nights.
C [USA], December 1 (ANI): American actor Adam Driver revealed that he was unwilling to take up the villainous role of Kylo Ren in the 'Star Wars' series as he considered Hollywood movies to be "too broad".
American actor, whose films include Some Like It Hot and The Odd Couple.
The patient was admitted with crushing chest pain at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne, Australia and diagnosed with an aortic dissection, the same tearing of the body's main blood vessel that killed American actor John Ritter.
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American actor, whose films include All Quiet On The Western Front.
Sam Wanakmaker, the late American actor who dreamed up the idea for the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, was one.
A young gay American actor who feels he has a shot at playing a straight character with a romantic emotional life is still terrified to come out publicly.

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