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N. [from Latin: elsewhere]

A defence to a criminal charge alleging that the defendant was not at the place at which the offence was committed at the time of its alleged commission and so could not have been responsible for it. If the defendant proposes to introduce alibi evidence, details of his alibi should be provided to the prosecution.

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