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com·plice

 (kŏm′plĭs)
n. Archaic
An associate or accomplice, especially in crime.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin complex, complic-, one closely connected with : Latin com-, com- + Latin plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

complice

(ˈkɒmplɪs; ˈkʌm-)
n
obsolete an associate or accomplice
[C15: from Old French, from Late Latin complex partner, associate, from Latin complicāre to fold together; see complicate]

com•plice

(ˈkɒm plɪs)

n. Archaic.
an accomplice or associate.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin complice-, oblique s. of complex confederate (formation modeled on simplex simplex) =com- com- + -plex -fold]
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"Ay, ay, he's a 'complice you can't send out o' the country," said Mr.
"I don't wish to be too hard on these two men, but I think they're frauds, and they may have complices that we don't know nothing about.
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Asi, los aspectos mas teoricos se desarrollan en las dos primeras, pero el ultimo puerto deviene mas intimo y crepuscular, tambien se envuelve de cierto sesgo mistico, como desvela el siguiente extracto: "Permaneci un buen rato apoyado en la roca, a la vez atento y absorto, a punto de sonreir, y, de pronto, el complice, la complice, se hizo tan real como el paisaje, y me senti vagamente feliz.