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Definition of 'alibi'

Noun

  1. (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
  2. a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
       Synonyms: excuse exculpation self-justification

Verb

  1. exonerate by means of an alibi


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