Latin Legal Terms


Alibi – literally it means “somewhere else but not here”. It is used in the Criminal Law in most jurisdictions, where represents defense by the convicted, stating that he has not been at the place of the crime, but somewhere else at the same moment. And he has proofs that he has been at the other place. The word is also used in the legal term “lis alibi pendens”, which in the area or Court proceedings details the request for a legal dispute to be heard, while it is being heard in another court of law.

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