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alter ego

1. Another name or identity that one assumes. He's a clean-cut accountant during the week, but on the weekend he indulges in hedonistic pursuits as his alter ego "Jack."
2. A separate or different aspect or element of one's personality, identity, or psyche. For such a quiet woman, she has a rage and temper at times that is like some alter ego.
3. A close, inseparable friend of very similar attitudes and interests. My girlfriend and I are so similar, we are like each other's alter ego.
4. A person who acts as a substitute for or copy of another person; a doppelgänger. Due to his increasingly failing health, the dictator's son has been running the country for the past month, essentially as his alter ego.
See also: alter, ego
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Another explanation may lie within the federal court system, under which alter ego lawsuits generally fall.
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is the first work of mainstream history to examine the relationship between Wilson and "Colonel" Edward Mandell House, described by Fleming as "an alter ego whom the president needed and used constantly." House's "ideal government was portrayed in a novel he wrote a few years before he met Woodrow Wilson: Philip Dru: Administrator,'" continues Fleming.
1980)); or (2) a transaction in which T fails to completely liquidate and new T becomes T's alter ego; see Telephone Answering Service Co., Inc., (TASCO), 63 TC 423 (1974), aff'd, 546 F2d 423 (4th Cir.
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