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1. alibi

noun. ['ˈæləˌbaɪ'] (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question.

Synonyms

  • defense
  • defence

Antonyms

  • prosecution
  • question
  • offence

Etymology

  • alibi (Latin)

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Rhymes with Alibi

  • lullaby

How do you pronounce alibi?

Pronounce alibi as ˈæləˌbaɪ.

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Sentences with alibi


1. Noun, singular or mass
For example, they should decide who they are in relation to the victim and what their alibi is.

Quotes about alibi


1. It is necessary to fall in love... if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.
- Albert Camus

2. If you have the woman you love, what more do you need? Well, besides an alibi for the time of her husband’s murder.
- Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

3. All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.
- Will Rogers

2. alibi

verb. ['ˈæləˌbaɪ'] exonerate by means of an alibi.

Synonyms

  • explain

Etymology

  • alibi (Latin)

3. alibi

noun. ['ˈæləˌbaɪ'] a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc..

Synonyms

  • mitigation
  • self-justification
  • exculpation
  • extenuation
  • defense
  • defence
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • blame
  • obfuscate

Etymology

  • alibi (Latin)
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