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Meaning & Definition of Alibi in English

English

Alibi

/æləbaɪ/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • alibi

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"
    synonym:
  • excuse
  • ,
  • alibi
  • ,
  • exculpation
  • ,
  • self-justification

verb

1. Exonerate by means of an alibi

    synonym:
  • alibi

Examples of using

His alibi seemed perfect.
Tom had no alibi.
Tom has an alibi.