accessary


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accessary

(əkˈsɛsərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Law) law a less common spelling of accessory
acˈcessarily adv
acˈcessariness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accessary - someone who helps another person commit a crimeaccessary - someone who helps another person commit a crime
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, henchman, partner in crime, confederate - someone who assists in a plot
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Adj.1.accessary - aiding and abetting in a crime; "he was charged with being accessory to the crime"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"
References in classic literature ?
To say the truth, some of that atrocious wickedness in Jones, of which we have just mentioned three examples, might perhaps be derived from the encouragement he had received from this fellow, who, in two or three instances, had been what the law calls an accessary after the fact: for the whole duck, and great part of the apples, were converted to the use of the gamekeeper and his family; though, as Jones alone was discovered, the poor lad bore not only the whole smart, but the whole blame; both which fell again to his lot on the following occasion.