Accessary

Definition of Accessary

Ac`ces´sa`ry
a.1.Accompanying, as a subordinate; additional; accessory; esp., uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See Accessory.
To both their deaths thou shalt be accessary.
- Shak.
Amongst many secondary and accessary causes that support monarchy, these are not of least reckoning.
- Milton.
n.1.(Law) One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.
Accessary before the fact
(Law) one who commands or counsels an offense, not being present at its commission.
Accessary after the fact
one who, after an offense, assists or shelters the offender, not being present at the commission of the offense.

Related Words

abetter, abettor, accessory, accessory after the fact, accessory before the fact, accessory during the fact, collaborator, confederate, criminal, crook, felon, henchman, malefactor, outlaw, partner in crime
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