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alibi
  • n  (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
  • n  a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
  • v  exonerate by means of an alibi
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alice-josephine_pons
  • n  United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)
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alice_b._toklas
  • n  United States writer remembered as the secretary and companion of Gertrude Stein (1877-1967)
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alice_hamilton
  • n  United States toxicologist known for her work on industrial poisons (1869-1970)
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alicyclic_compound
  • n  an aliphatic compound that contains a ring of atoms
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alidad
  • n  surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments
  • n  surveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles
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alidade
  • n  surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments
  • n  surveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles
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alien_absconder
  • n  a fugitive remaining in the United States after an immigration judge has ordered them deported
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alienation
  • n  the feeling of being alienated from other people
  • n  separation resulting from hostility
  • n  (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another
    the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership
  • n  the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly
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alienation_of_affection
  • n  a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse
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alienator
  • n  an unpleasant person who causes friendly people to become indifferent or unfriendly or hostile
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alienee
  • n  someone to whom the title of property is transferred
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alienism
  • n  an obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness
  • n  the quality of being alien
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alienist
  • n  a psychiatrist and specialist in the legal aspects of mental illness
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alienor
  • n  someone from whom the title of property is transferred
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