alibi alibi  /ˈæ lə ˌbaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
  2. (n) a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
  3. (v) exonerate by means of an alibi

Usage(s):

  1. Lake is convinced that Hatfill must have an unimpeachable alibi or the FBI would have hauled him in months ago.
  2. Exclusive: While meeting for the first time with investigators, the cabbie reveals details that cast doubt on a key to the defense's timeline alibi.
  3. And as international pressure mounted to stop the killing, they offered something more: an alibi.

News

  1. Alibi offered in accused Leander attorney case

    A possible alibi, testimony contradicting the victim’s account and the defendant’s outcry following her decision not to testify all occurred during testimony Friday in the trial of Leander attorney Carolyn Barnes.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman

  2. Prosecutor posts as accused killer’s fake girlfriend on Facebook, gets fired

    Definitely a tactic that should have been left up to the lead detective on the case, an Ohio prosecutor recently lost his job after attempting to manipulate alibi testimony using Facebook.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Digital Trends

  3. Prosecutor Fired in Gender-Bending Facebook Ruse

    A Cleveland-area prosecutor was fired after he admitted pretending to be a defendant's ex-girlfriend on Facebook in order to convince alibi witnesses for the defense to change their testimony in a murder case, officials said.        
    on June 8, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "We will tolerate no leniency in the attribution of responsibility," Mr Karamanlis said after talks with the president. "Nobody has the right to use this tragic incident as an alibi for acts of raw violence. In these critical hours, the...
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Costas Karamanlis Source: Times Online

  2. Asked whether his depiction of the Prophet Muhammad originated from his personal politics or as part of his job as a cartoonist, Westergaard replied: "I am fighting for a just cause. And so you have a moral alibi, which is good, and then I have only...
    on Oct 1, 2009 By: Kurt Westergaard Source: FOXNews

  3. I think of what Albert Camus said: "The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants."
    on Mar 3, 2010 By: Albert Camus Source: FOXNews

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