alibi

Noun
  1. (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question (synset 106753794)
  2. A defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (synset 106754000)
    "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
Verb
  1. Exonerate by means of an alibi (synset 200895262)

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