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al·i·bi / ˈaləˌbī/ • n. (pl. -bis ) a claim or piece of evidence that one was elsewhere when an act, typically a criminal one, is alleged to have taken place: she has an alibi for the whole of yesterday evening | a defense of alibi. ∎ inf. an excuse or pretext: a catch-all alibi for failure and inadequacy. • v. (-bis, -bied, -bi·ing) [tr.] inf. offer an excuse or defense for (someone), esp. by providing an account of their whereabouts at the time of an alleged act. ∎  [intr.] make excuses: not once do I recall him whining or alibiing.

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alibi (leg.) †elsewhere; plea of having been elsewhere. XVIII. — L. alibī elsewhere, f. alius (see ELSE).

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alibi

alibi •rabbi • standby • lay-by • nimbi • alibi •rhombi • go-by • incubi • succubi •syllabi • lullaby • hushaby

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