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ac·ces·so·ry

 (ăk-sĕs′ə-rē)
n. pl. ac·ces·so·ries
1.
a. A subordinate or supplementary item; an adjunct.
b. Something nonessential but desirable that contributes to an effect or result. See Synonyms at attachment.
2. Law One who knowingly assists a lawbreaker in the commission of a crime but does not actually participate in that crime.
adj.
1. Having a secondary, supplementary, or subordinate function.
2. Law Involving the knowing assistance of a lawbreaker in the commission of a crime without actual participation in the crime.

[Middle English accessorie, from Medieval Latin accessōrius, from accessor, helper, from Latin accessus, approach; see access.]

ac′ces·so′ri·al (-sə-sôr′ē-əl) adj.
ac·ces′so·ri·ly adv.
Usage Note: Although the pronunciation (ə-sĕs′ə-rē), with no (k) sound in the first syllable, is sometimes heard, it is not accepted by a majority of the Usage Panel. In the 1997 survey, 87 percent of the Panelists disapproved of it. The 2012 survey showed an 80 percent disapproval rate.

accessory

(əkˈsɛsərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a supplementary part or object, as of a car, appliance, etc
2. (often plural) a small accompanying item of dress, esp of women's dress
3. (Law) a person who incites someone to commit a crime or assists the perpetrator of a crime, either before or during its commission
adj
4. supplementary; additional; subordinate
5. (Law) assisting in or having knowledge of an act, esp a crime
[C17: from Late Latin accessōrius: see access]
accessorial adj
acˈcessorily adv
acˈcessoriness n

ac•ces•so•ry

(ækˈsɛs ə ri)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. a subordinate or supplementary part or object that adds to convenience, attractiveness, safety, etc.
2. an article of dress, as gloves or earrings, that completes or enhances one's basic outfit.
3. Law.
a. Also called acces′sory before′ the fact′. a person who, although not present during the commission of a felony, is guilty of having aided and abetted another, who committed the felony.
b. Also called acces′sory af′ter the fact′. a person who knowingly conceals or assists another who has committed a felony. Compare principal (def. 7b).
adj.
4. Also, ac•ces•so•ri•al (ˌæk səˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-) contributing to a general effect; supplementary; subsidiary.
5. Law. giving aid as an accessory.
6. noting any mineral considered to be a nonessential constituent of a rock.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin]
ac•ces′so•ri•ly, adv.
ac•ces′so•ri•ness, n.
syn: See addition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accessory - clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothingaccessory - clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
belt - a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
furnishing, trappings - (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
2.accessory - a supplementary component that improves capabilityaccessory - a supplementary component that improves capability
auto accessory - an accessory for an automobile
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
computer accessory - an accessory for a computer; "when you add in all the computer accessories you are going to need the computer gets pretty expensive"
fitting - a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
trimmings, fixings - the accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity); "an elaborate formal dinner with all the fixings"; "he bought a Christmas tree and trimmings to decorate it"
3.accessory - someone who helps another person commit a crimeaccessory - 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.accessory - 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"
2.accessory - furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"

accessory

noun
1. extra, addition, supplement, convenience, attachment, add-on, component, extension, adjunct, appendage, appurtenance an exclusive range of bathroom accessories
2. adornment, trimming, trim, decoration, ornament, accompaniment, frill, festoon, embellishment Her accessories include ear-rings, a necklace and a handbag.
3. accomplice, partner, ally, associate (in crime), assistant, helper, colleague, collaborator, confederate, henchman, abettor She was charged with being an accessory to the embezzlement of funds.
adjective
1. supplementary, extra, additional, accompanying, secondary, subordinate, complementary, auxiliary, abetting, supplemental, contributory, ancillary Minerals are accessory food factors required in maintaining health.

accessory

noun
1. A subordinate element added to another entity:
2. One who assists a lawbreaker in a wrongful or criminal act:
adjective
Giving or able to give help or support:
Translations
مُسَاعِد عَلى جَرِيمَهمُلْحَقمُلْحَقَات، تَوَابِع للزِّينَه
doplněkdoplňkypříslušenstvíspolupachatel
tilbehørdelagtigmedskyldig
asusteavustavakoristelisävaruste
dodatak
bűntárskiegészítőkiegészítõktartozék
aukahluturvitorîsmaîur
付属物
부속물
aksesuarasbendrininkaspriedas
aksesuārilīdzdalībniekslīdzvainīgaispiederumi
accessoar
เครื่องประดับ
phụ kiện

accessory

[ækˈsesərɪ]
A. ADJ
1. (= additional) → accesorio, secundario
2. (Jur) to be accessory toser cómplice de
B. N
1. accessories (Aut etc) → accesorios mpl; (to outfit) → complementos mpl, accesorios mpl
kitchen/bathroom accessoriesaccesorios or artículos mpl de cocina/baño
2. (Jur) → cómplice mf (to de) accessory after the factcómplice mf encubridor(a)
accessory before the factcómplice mf

accessory

[ækˈsɛsəri] n
(= decorative item) (for outfit, car, home)accessoire m
fashion accessories → accessoires de mode
toilet accessories (British)articles mpl de toilette
(LAW) (= accomplice) → complice m
accessory to a crime → complice d'un crimeaccess point n (COMPUTING) (to network, Internet)point m d'accèsaccess provider n (COMPUTING) (to Internet)fournisseur m d'accèsaccess road n
(to area, building)voie f d'accès
(to motorway)bretelle f de raccordementaccess time n (COMPUTING)temps m d'accèsaccess visit n (to child by parent)visite f

accessory

n
Extra nt; (in fashion) → Accessoire nt
accessories plZubehör nt; toilet accessoriesToilettenartikel pl
(Jur) → Helfershelfer(in) m(f); (actively involved) → Mitschuldige(r) mf (→ to an +dat); to be an accessory after the fact (Jur) → sich der Beihilfe schuldig machen; this made him an accessory to the crimedadurch wurde er an dem Verbrechen mitschuldig

accessory

[ækˈsɛsərɪ] n
a. (gen pl) (Dress, Comm) → accessorio
toilet accessories (Brit) → articoli mpl da toletta
b. (Law) → complice m/f

accessory

(əkˈsesəri) plural acˈcessories noun
1. something additional (eg a handbag, scarf, shoes etc to the main part of a woman's clothing, or a radio, seat-covers etc to a car). She wore matching accessories.
2. (legal) a person who helps somebody, especially a criminal.

accessory

مُلْحَق doplněk tilbehør Zubehör εξάρτημα accesorio, complemento lisävaruste accessoire dodatak accessorio 付属物 부속물 accessoire tilbehør akcesoria acessório аксессуар accessoar เครื่องประดับ aksesuar phụ kiện 附件

ac·ces·so·ry

a. accesorio-a, adicional, adjunto-a.

accessory

adj accesorio
References in classic literature ?
But there are other instances where this whiteness loses all that accessory and strange glory which invests it in the White Steed and Albatross.
Accessory, perhaps, to the impulse dictating the thing he was now about to do, were certain prudential motives, whose object might have been to revive the spirits of his crew by a stroke of his subtile skill, in a matter so wondrous as that of the inverted compasses.
Eliza's flight--an unprecedented event on the place--was also a great accessory in stimulating the general excitement.
The coroner's jury found that the homicide was committed by Luigi, and that Angelo was accessory to it.
It was high testimony to my confidence in the spirit of the pale young gentleman, that I never imagined him accessory to these retaliations; they always came into my mind as the acts of injudicious relatives of his, goaded on by the state of his visage and an indignant sympathy with the family features.
Certain accessory points of the design served well to convey the idea that this excavation lay at an exceeding depth below the surface of the earth.
He flew, then, rather than walked, toward the convent of the Carmes Dechausses, or rather Deschaux, as it was called at that period, a sort of building without a window, surrounded by barren fields--an accessory to the Preaux-Clercs, and which was generally employed as the place for the duels of men who had no time to lose.
Oh, merciful heavens, was I not accessory to his death by my supine insensibility, by my contempt for him, not remembering, or not willing to remember, that it was for my sake he had become a traitor and a perjurer?
In short, so operative were the terrors that surrounded them, that of twenty-four young men, who deserted from a transport, twenty-two were glad to return of themselves, the others being shot by sentinels; and one of their friends, who was supposed to have been accessory to their escape, was carried on shore to behold the destruction of his house and effects, which were burned in his presence, as a punishment for his temerity and perfidious aid to his comrades.