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Synonyms for alibi

Synonyms for alibi

(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.

exonerate by means of an alibi

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SUCCESSFUL: Battle of the Bands winners Allies for Alibis.
In the wake of the shooting, the gang and their girlfriends travelled to the home of accomplice Jason Sunderland in North Wales, to cook up their alibis.
On the other hand, Alibis and Payback have said that they take care to avoid false accusations, to a point.
He said: "We have provided World Cup alibis for 30 Irish men - but we have helped more than 300 Irish people since the company started.
It also said the alibis of all seven were not credible and stated that the four others not subject to its ruling were involved in the crime.
Timothy Raggatt QC, prosecuting, had earlier told the jury how if they compared this evidence with the dates and times of the robberies, they would see Aston had been lying and did not have alibis.
But he knows as I have said before that there are no alibis now.
A GROUP of men accused of a drive-by shooting held a secret meeting to cook up their alibis, a murder trial was told.
Romeo soccer star John Fashanu kept scoring with so many women that team-mate Hans Segers had to cover for him with alibis.
A SCOTTISH firm which offers alibis to people having affairs is poised to make it big in America.
All alibis are carefully tailored to suit the individual so spouses do not become suspicious.
Reformed criminal Ray (Steve Coogan) runs a legitimate business providing watertight alibis for clients who wants to spend a weekend away with a lover.
A TOP Irish radio personality is reading fake alibis on-air for Irish love rats according to a company boss.
Fakealibi now has more than 1,200 customers and has agents all over the world to reinforce alibis.
Requests from Lord Archer for alibis to cover-up extra-marital activities from his wife were 'not out of the ordinary', the Old Bailey was told yesterday.