lessor of the plaintiff.Hist. The true party in interest prosecuting an action for ejectment. • At common law, an ejectment action was theoretically only for the recovery of the unexpired term of the lease. Conventions of pleadings at the time required the true plaintiff to grant a fictitious lease, thereby becoming a lessor, to an equally fictitious plaintiff in whose name the action would be prosecuted.
[Blacks Law 8th]