a name that has been assumed temporarily
(law) a name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation
- He sold the car he had stolen under a false name.
- It is considered an offense to check into a hotel under an assumed name.
- He passed by the name of Baker for many years.
- Her husband used a false name and lived in Melbourne, who died at the age of 84 in 1991.