alibi witness

noun

Definition of alibi witness

law
: a witness upon whom a criminal defendant relies in establishing or providing an alibi

Examples of alibi witness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Devoted listeners will recall that’s when Asia McClain, the alibi witness, who Syed’s original lawyer never reached out to, finally spoke in court. Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, 20 Sep. 2022 In November of that year, a Baltimore judge issued an order that would allow Syed to present new evidence, including the testimony of McClain, Syed's alibi witness. Greg Hanlon, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2022 In 2016, a lower court ordered a retrial for Syed on grounds that his attorney, Cristina Gutierrez, who died in 2004, didn’t contact an alibi witness and provided ineffective counsel. Brian Witte, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Sep. 2022 In 2016, a lower court ordered a retrial for Syed on the grounds that his attorney, Cristina Gutierrez, who died in 2004, didn’t contact an alibi witness and provided ineffective counsel. Brian Witte, ajc, 19 Sep. 2022 In 2016, a lower court ordered a retrial for Syed on grounds that his attorney, Cristina Gutierrez, who died in 2004, didn’t contact an alibi witness and provided ineffective counsel. Brian Witte, Fortune, 19 Sep. 2022 In 2016, a lower court ordered a retrial for Syed on grounds that his attorney, Cristina Gutierrez, who died in 2004, didn’t contact an alibi witness and provided ineffective counsel. Time, 19 Sep. 2022 In 2016, a lower court ordered a retrial for Syed on grounds that his attorney, Cristina Gutierrez, who died in 2004, didn’t contact an alibi witness and provided ineffective counsel. Brian Witte, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2022 In 2016, a lower court ordered a retrial for Syed on grounds that his attorney, Cristina Gutierrez, who died in 2004, didn’t contact an alibi witness and provided ineffective counsel. Brian Witte, USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of alibi witness

1774, in the meaning defined above

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27 Sep 2022

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“Alibi witness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alibi%20witness. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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— see witness

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