verb (alibi, es)
- (legal) The plea or mode of defense under which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove that he was in another place when the alleged act was committed; as, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi. The Criminal Law Deskbook (1988; ISBN 0820512176) states: "Alibi is different from all of the other defenses...it is based upon the premise that the defendant is truly innocent."
Etymology: Latin elsewhere, at another place.
- To provide an alibi for.
- To provide an excuse for.
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