Definition of Accessary

1. Noun. Someone who helps another person commit a crime.




2. Adjective. Aiding and abetting in a crime. "He was charged with being accessory to the crime"
Exact synonyms: Accessory
Similar to: Supportive

Definition of Accessary

1. a. Accompanying, as a subordinate; additional; accessory; esp., uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See Accessory.

2. n. One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.

Definition of Accessary

1. Noun. (context: legal) Someone who accedes to some act, now especially a crime; one who contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: legal) Accompanying as a subordinate; additional; accessory; especially, uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See accessory. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accessary

1. [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accessary

access point
access points
access road
access roads
access specifier
access specifiers
access time
access times
access token
access tokens
accessability
accessable
accessaries
accessarily
accessariness
accessary (current term)
accessary after the fact
accessary before the fact
accessed
accesses
accessibilities
accessibility
accessible
accessibleness
accessibly
accessing
accession
accession country
accessional
accessioned

Literary usage of Accessary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: And of by William Peere Williams, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1826)
"Besides, in this case Burridge, the prisoner at the bar, is so far from being an accessary, that he himself is capable of having an accessary : as if A. had ..."

2. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use Both of the Courts by Francis Wharton (1871)
"(98) Against an accessary before the fact, the principal being convicted. (99) Against accessary after the fact with the principal. ..."

3. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"Whether the receipt of a felon pardoned, but liable to an appeal, will make an accessary. 447. s. 31 The receiver must have notice, either express or How ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"collateral, accessary (the less usual form). Antonyms: see NECESSARY. ... 2. Referring to a person, his learning, etc.: accessary: ..."

5. Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown by Matthew Hale, Sollom Emlyn (1847)
"Ib. If A. is charged in the indictment as principal, and B. as accessary, ... to he the principal and A. the accessary, the indictment is sustained. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States by Francis Wharton (1874)
"An accessary before the fact is one who, though absent at the time of the commission of the felony, doth yet procure, counsel, command, or abet another to ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Richard Vaughan Barnewall, Cresswell Cresswell (1827)
"9 B., which shews, that although the reversal of an attainder of a principal ipso facto reverses the attainder of an accessary, that is not always ..."

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