The plea or mode of defense under which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove that he was in another place when the alleged act was committed; as, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi.
Defense to a criminal allegation based on the fact that the defendant was not present at the location where the crime took place when the crime occurred.
(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
A defence that someone accused of a crime was not there at the time and could not have committed the offence.
A provable account of an individualâ€(tm)s whereabouts at the time of the commission of a crime which would make it impossible or impractical to accuse the person.
A claim that a person was elsewhere when a crime was committed. If someone is accused of a crime their alibi is: evidence that the person was somewhere else when the crime was committed; or an attempt to prove that the person was somewhere else when the crime was committed.
Proof offered by defendant that he/she was at some other place at time of crime and thus could not have committed crime charged.
Defense to a criminal action that one was not present at the scene of a crime at the time of its commission.
In another place; a special defence that the accused was in another specified place at the time of the crime.