Definitions of accessary

n someone who helps another person commit a crime

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abetter, abettor
one who helps or encourages or incites another
accessory after the fact
a person who gives assistance or comfort to someone known to be a felon or known to be sought in connection with the commission of a felony
accessory before the fact
a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration
accessory during the fact
a person who witnesses a crime but does not try to prevent it
collaborator, confederate, henchman, partner in crime
someone who assists in a plot
Type of:
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw
someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

adj aiding and abetting in a crime

furnishing support or assistance

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