- [noun] (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
- [noun] 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"
Synonyms: excuse, exculpation, self-justification
- [verb] exonerate by means of an alibi
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