What does alibi mean?

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ˈæl əˌbaɪal·i·bi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alibi(noun)

    (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question

  2. excuse, alibi, exculpation, self-justification(verb)

    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"

  3. alibi(verb)

    exonerate by means of an alibi

Wiktionary

  1. alibi(Noun)

    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

  2. alibi(Verb)

    to provide an alibi for

  3. alibi(Verb)

    to provide an excuse for

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alibi(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [L., elsewhere, at another place. See Alias.]

Freebase

  1. Alibi

    Alibi is a 1929 American crime film directed by Roland West. The screenplay was written by West and C. Gardner Sullivan, who adapted the 1927 Broadway stage play, Nightstick, written by Elaine Sterne Carrington, J.C. Nugent, Elliott Nugent and John Wray. Alternate titles for the film include The Perfect Alibi and Nightstick. The movie is a crime melodrama starring Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch and Eleanore Griffith. Director West experimented a great deal with sound, music, and camera angles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alibi

    al′i-bī, n. the plea that a person charged with a crime was elsewhere when it was committed. [L.—alius, other, ibi, there.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Alibi

    Latin for “elsewhere.”

How to pronounce alibi?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say alibi in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alibi in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alibi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of alibi in a Sentence

  1. Bret Walker:

    You have to destroy the alibi, otherwise there is a reasonable doubt.

  2. Antoni Kapcia:

    That potentially shifts the onus onto the Cuban government if they can't expand internet access, they may have lost that bit of an alibi.

  3. Fidel Bafilemba:

    The policy is to keep the FDLR as long as possible in eastern Congo because if it's gone Kabila himself will no longer have an alibi to not provide the basics to his people – water, education, food, security.

Images & Illustrations of alibi

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