• (America) IPA: /ˈæl.ə.baɪ/

alibi (plural alibis)

  1. (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.
  2. An excuse, especially one used to avoid responsibility or blame.
Translations Translations Verb

alibi (alibies, present participle alibiing; past and past participle alibied)

  1. To provide an alibi#Noun|alibi for.
  2. To provide an excuse for.

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