Question: Could someone explain the correct use of alibi?
Basically, an alibi is a legal term, a claim that an accused person was elsewhere at the time a crime was committed.
Study the example given below:
His alibi was that he was in Detroit when the New York bank was robbed.
The accused had no alibi for the night of the crime.
Today alibi is used informally to mean excuse, but carries the connotation that the excuse is contrived.
Is there any difference between the words alien and foreigner?