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alibi


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alibi  \Al"i*bi\,  n.  [L.,  elsewhere,  at  another  place  See 
  {Alias}.]  (Law) 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alibi 
  n  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"  [syn:  {excuse}, 
  {self-justification}] 
  v  :  exonerate  by  means  of  an  alibi 




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