alibi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin alibi ‎(elsewhere, at another place).

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Noun[edit]

alibi ‎(plural alibis)

  1. (law) The plea or mode of defense under which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove being in another place when the alleged act was committed; as, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi.
    • 1988, Criminal Law Deskbook, ISBN 0820512176:
      Alibi is different from all of the other defenses . . . it is based upon the premise that the defendant is truly innocent.
  2. An excuse, especially one used to avoid responsibility or blame.

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Verb[edit]

alibi ‎(third-person singular simple present alibies, present participle alibiing, simple past and past participle alibied)

  1. To provide an alibi for.
  2. To provide an excuse for.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

alibi

  1. alibi

Declension[edit]

Inflection of alibi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative alibi alibit
genitive alibin alibien
partitive alibia alibeja
illative alibiin alibeihin
singular plural
nominative alibi alibit
accusative nom.? alibi alibit
gen. alibin
genitive alibin alibien
partitive alibia alibeja
inessive alibissa alibeissa
elative alibista alibeista
illative alibiin alibeihin
adessive alibilla alibeilla
ablative alibilta alibeilta
allative alibille alibeille
essive alibina alibeina
translative alibiksi alibeiksi
instructive alibein
abessive alibitta alibeitta
comitative alibeineen

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

alibi m ‎(invariable)

  1. alibi

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alius ‎(other, another) + ibī.

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Adverb[edit]

alibī (not comparable)

  1. elsewhere

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alibi n

  1. alibi

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable.

External links[edit]

  • alibi in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

àlībi m (Cyrillic spelling а̀лӣби)

  1. alibi

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alibī.

Noun[edit]

alibi n

  1. alibi

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable.

External links[edit]

  • alibi in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk