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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin alibī (elsewhere, at another place, adverb).

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
    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.

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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.

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin alibi.

NounEdit

alibi

  1. alibi

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of alibi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative alibi alibit
genitive alibin alibien
partitive alibia alibeja
illative alibiin alibeihin
singular plural
nominative alibi alibit
accusative nom. alibi alibit
gen. alibin
genitive alibin alibien
partitive alibia alibeja
inessive alibissa alibeissa
elative alibista alibeista
illative alibiin alibeihin
adessive alibilla alibeilla
ablative alibilta alibeilta
allative alibille alibeille
essive alibina alibeina
translative alibiksi alibeiksi
instructive alibein
abessive alibitta alibeitta
comitative alibeineen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin alibi.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alibi m (plural alibis)

  1. alibi

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin alibi.

NounEdit

alibi m (invariable)

  1. alibi

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From alius (other, another) + ibī.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

alibī (not comparable)

  1. elsewhere

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin alibi.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alibi n

  1. alibi

DeclensionEdit

Indeclinable.

Further readingEdit

  • alibi in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

àlībi m (Cyrillic spelling а̀лӣби)

  1. alibi

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin alibī.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alibi n

  1. alibi

DeclensionEdit

Indeclinable.

Further readingEdit

  • alibi in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk