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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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Starring alongside George Clooney in Up In The Air and as Jessica in the Twilight franchise has made the 24-year-old American actress a hot ticket.
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Simply as a performer, she has cut an album called Excuses for Bad Behavior, Part I, and another called I'm Your Woman; she has appeared in Martin Scorcese's King of Comedy, a film called Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, an Australian movie called Dallas Dolls, a Cinemax film entitled Your New American Actress Friend, and a movie based on her first stage show, entitled Without You I'm Nothing.
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American actress, whose films include When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail.
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