allonym

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From allo- (other, different) + -nym (name), probably from French allonyme.[1]

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allonym (plural allonyms)

  1. A pseudonym, (chiefly) another person's name used as a pseudonym by the author of a work.
  2. (uncommon) An allonymous work: a book published under the name of a person other than its true author.

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "allonym, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2012.