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Just saw this for the first time in a complaint filed by a Montana lawyer; Black's Law Dictionary reports that it means "for the plaintiff," but a Westlaw search uncovered a mere seven cases mentioning this, six from 1793 to 1835 and one from 2019. So I wouldn't recommend using it; but at least now we know what it means when we come across it.