Ac"tor (#), n. [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]


One who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer.


A theatrical performer; a stageplayer.

After a well graced actor leaves the stage. Shak.

3. Law (a)

An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.

Jacobs. (b)

One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.


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