Alibi - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæləbaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word alibi
Brit.  |ˈalɪbʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word alibi

noun

- (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
- a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.(syn: exculpation, excuse, self-justification)

verb

- exonerate by means of an alibi

Examples

Nobody could confirm his alibi that he was at the movies.

Her doctor is her alibi: she was in surgery at the time of the murder.

She made up an alibi for why she missed the meeting.

He had a perfect alibi and the police let him go.

every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job

He has an ironclad alibi.

The defendant had an airtight alibi.

The FBI broke his alibi.

The police are checking out his alibi.

The police discovered several holes in the suspect's alibi.

The police verified that she had an air-tight alibi.

They invented a very convincing alibi.

Lucky for him, his alibi is watertight.

Word forms

noun
singular: alibi
plural: alibis
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