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  Definition of alibi
  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"
  3. exonerate by means of an alibi
Similar Words: excuse, exculpation, self-justification

 

Hyponyms: extenuation, mitigation

 

Derivational Morphology: excuse, condone, apologize, apologise, justify, rationalize, rationalise, explain, pardon, exculpation, self-justification

 

Anagrams: Abila

 

Language Translations:
Armenian: ալիբի   Belarusian: алібі  
Catalan: coartada   Croatian: alibi  
Danish: alibi   Dutch: alibi  
Esperanto: alibio   Finnish: alibi  
French: alibi   German: Alibi  
Greek: άλλοθι   Hungarian: alibi  
Italian: alibi   Japanese: アリバイ  
Korean: 알리바이   Norwegian: alibi  
Polish: alibi   Portuguese: álibi  
Russian: алиби   Slovak: alibi  
Spanish: coartada  
 
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