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accessary

Definitions of accessary
  1. noun
    someone who helps another person commit a crime
    synonyms: accessory
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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
  2. adjective
    aiding and abetting in a crime
    synonyms: accessory
    supportive
    furnishing support or assistance
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