Last modified on 14 September 2014, at 14:26

alibi

See also: Alibi

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin alibi (elsewhere, at another place).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alibi (plural alibis)

  1. (law) The plea or mode of defense under which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove being in another place when the alleged act was committed; as, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi.
    • 1988, Criminal Law Deskbook, ISBN 0820512176:
      Alibi is different from all of the other defenses . . . it is based upon the premise that the defendant is truly innocent.
  2. An excuse, especially one used to avoid responsibility or blame.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

alibi (third-person singular simple present alibies, present participle alibiing, simple past and past participle alibied)

  1. To provide an alibi for.
  2. To provide an excuse for.

See alsoEdit


FinnishEdit

NounEdit

alibi

  1. alibi

DeclensionEdit


ItalianEdit

NounEdit

alibi m (invariable)

  1. alibi

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From alius (other, another) + -bī.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

alibī (not comparable)

  1. elsewhere

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit


PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alibi n

  1. alibi

DeclensionEdit

Indeclinable.

External linksEdit

  • alibi” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

àlībi m (Cyrillic spelling а̀лӣби)

  1. alibi

DeclensionEdit