- (America) IPA: /ˈæl.ə.baɪ/
alibi (plural alibis)
- (legal) The plea or mode of defense under which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove being in another place when the alleged act was committed
- to set up an alibi
- to prove an alibi
- 1988, Criminal Law Deskbook, ISBN 0820512176:
- Alibi is different from all of the other defenses . . . it is based upon the premise that the defendant is truly innocent.
- An excuse, especially one used to avoid responsibility or blame.
alibi (alibies, present participle alibiing; past and past participle alibied)
- To provide an alibi#Noun|alibi for.
- To provide an excuse for.