Lat. In criminal law. Elsewhere; in another place. A term used to express that mode of defense to a criminal prosecution, where the party accused, in order to prove that he could not have committed the crime with which he is charged, offers evidence to show that he was in another place at the time; which is termed setting up an alibi. State v. McGarr.v, 111 Iowa, 709, S3 N. W. 718; State v. Child, 40 Kan. 4S2, 20 Pac. 275; State v. Powers, 72 Vt. 10S, 47 Atl. S30; Peyton v. State, 54 Neb. 188, 74 N. W. 597.
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