Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as accessory.
- n. law Someone who accedes to some act, now especially a crime; one who contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.
- adj. law Accompanying as a subordinate; additional; accessory; especially, uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See accessory.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Accompanying, as a subordinate; additional; accessory; esp., uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See accessory.
- n. (Law) One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.
- adj. aiding and abetting in a crime
- n. someone who helps another person commit a crime
- access + -ary (Wiktionary)
“Kerouac was arrested as an accessary to the killing in 1944 and was put in a Bronx jail but he was freed after his girlfriend, Edie Parker, stood bail.”
“Wife should do as she says, and go with her; I should in some Degree be accessary to the parting Man and Wife.”
“Then, since one must be miserable, 'tis fit that I sustain the whole Blow alone, and not endeavour to involve her, who has no Way been accessary; then be obedient to thy”
“There was wanting but one accessary to complete the sense of rapturous excitation, and he possessed it by being once more mounted on the back of a fiery and active horse, instead of plodding along on foot, as had been the case during the preceding days.”
“If more delays were thrown in his way, that information might come too late, and he would make all who were accessary to such delay responsible for the consequences.”
“But she protested she would not be accessary to so much after-repentance; and left her.”
“It is better to sit down in a modest ignorance, and rest contented with the natural blessing of our own reasons, than by the uncertain knowledge of this life with sweat and vexation, which death gives every fool gratis, and is an accessary of our glorification.”
“I fear your fatal openness will make you suspected as accessary, let us be ever so cautious.”
“I have so much grief, that you should attempt to do any injury to this poor girl, and especially in my chamber, that I should think myself accessary to the mischief, if I was not to take notice of it.”
“It appeared that Robert had refused to be accessary to their scheme; and it was probable that he had betrayed it to the marquis.”
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