noun: Law A form of defense whereby a defendant attempts to prove that he or she was elsewhere when the crime in question was committed.
noun: Law The fact of having been elsewhere when a crime in question was committed.
noun: Usage Problem An explanation offered to avoid blame or justify action; an excuse.
verb-intransitive: To make an excuse for oneself.
verb-transitive: To make an excuse for (another).
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
And you know, when we ` re talking about his story, that ` s one of the things that ` s really captured, I think, the attention of people around here is it ` s so absurd that somebody ` s-- if you want to use the term alibi, would be that they left their pregnant wife by the side of the road.
Maddening though this habit of searching for displaced selves might be in a traveling companion—the word "alibi" literally means "elsewhere"—it is a pleasure in an essayist.
What this is, is just what I call the alibi tour and to go out there and to plant reasonable doubt before the trial.
It would appear that an alibi is already being prepared for him.
In 1992, however, Larry Casey had replaced the Jockey Club dinner with "the phone call alibi," which he had not mentioned in the Frontline interview.