alibi definition

  • noun:
    • legislation a kind of security whereby a defendant attempts to show that he / she was elsewhere once the crime at issue ended up being dedicated.
    • Law The fact of experiencing already been in other places whenever a crime concerned ended up being committed.
    • Usage Problem a reason wanted to prevent fault or justify action; an excuse.
    • The plea or mode of protection under which an individual on test for a crime demonstrates or tries to prove he was in another destination as soon as the so-called work had been committed; because, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi
    • The plea or mode of protection under which an individual on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove he was at another place once the alleged act ended up being committed
    • In law, a plea of experiencing been elsewhere at that time an offense is purported to have already been committed.
    • The fact or state of getting already been in other places at that time specified: as, he attemptedto prove an alibi.
    • (law) a defense by an accused individual purporting to demonstrate that he / she couldn't have committed the crime concerned
    • a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to help keep a promise etc.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to produce a justification for yourself.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to help make a reason for (another).
  • verb:
    • to offer an alibi for
    • to deliver a justification for
    • exonerate in the shape of an alibi
  • others:
    • in-law, somewhere else; at another spot.

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