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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.

accessories

Things that are made to match and be worn with a garment, such as gloves or bags.
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The additions to the number of 'episodes' or acts, and the other accessories of which tradition; tells, must be taken as already described; for to discuss them in detail would, doubtless, be a large undertaking.
We are holding an Inquest," Lady Muriel said, advancing to meet us: "and we admit you, as Accessories before the Fact, to tell us all you know about those flowers.
The Accessories before the Fact decline to answer any questions," I gravely replied.
The game of revolution was a game of life and death, and mere accessories were traps.
Accessories of costume and scene meant much more to her than to me.
By removing a partition, Daylight had thrown two rooms into one, and this was the big living-room where Dede's treasures were placed--her books, and paintings and photographs, her piano, the Crouched Venus, the chafing-dish and all its glittering accessories.
We are familiar with the heroine of romance whose foot is so exquisitely shaped that the coarsest shoe cannot conceal its perfections, and one always cherishes a doubt of the statement; yet it is true that Rebecca's peculiar and individual charm seemed wholly independent of accessories.
On this the barber cheerfully restored the tail to the landlady, and at the same time they returned all the accessories they had borrowed to effect Don Quixote's deliverance.
The engine, the ballast, the several accessories and apparatus appendages, the partitions and bulkheads, weigh 961.
Most of her furniture had been moved in the morning, her boxes had left in the afternoon, and the last little accessories were now piled in the car.
The car and its accessories, the anchors, the cords, the supplies, the water-tanks, which were to be filled on arriving, all were embarked and put away under Ferguson's own eyes.
This is the reason most fashion enthusiasts don't joke with their accessories.