Latin. n. Actor, performer, doer, advocate, plaintiff, agent, player. Pursuer or Plaintiff. Reus.- Defender or defendant.
- n. Drover, herdsman, wielder, (actor habenae means slinger). One who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer. A theatrical performer; a stage player.
- (Law) (a) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes. (b) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant. A plaintiff or complainant. The party 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.