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accessary


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accessary  \Ac*ces"sa*ry\  (#;  277),  a. 
  Accompanying,  as  a  subordinate;  additional;  accessory;  esp., 
  uniting  in  or  contributing  to  a  crime,  but  not  as  chief 
  actor.  See  {Accessory}. 
 
  To  both  their  deaths  thou  shalt  be  accessary.  --Shak. 
 
  Amongst  many  secondary  and  accessary  causes  that 
  support  monarchy,  these  are  not  of  least  reckoning. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accessary  \Ac*ces"sa*ry\  (277),  n.;  pl  {Accessaries}.  [Cf. 
  {Accessory}  and  LL  accessarius.]  (Law) 
  One  who  not  being  present,  contributes  as  an  assistant  or 
  instigator  to  the  commission  of  an  offense. 
 
  {Accessary  before  the  fact}  (Law),  one  who  commands  or 
  counsels  an  offense,  not  being  present  at  its  commission. 
 
 
  {Accessary  after  the  fact},  one  who  after  an  offense, 
  assists  or  shelters  the  offender,  not  being  present  at  the 
  commission  of  the  offense. 
 
  Note:  This  word  as  used  in  law,  is  spelt  accessory  by 
  Blackstone  and  many  others  but  in  this  sense  is  spelt 
  accessary  by  Bouvier,  Burrill  Burns,  Whishaw  Dane, 
  and  the  Penny  Cyclopedia;  while  in  other  senses  it  is 
  spelt  accessory.  In  recent  text-books  on  criminal  law 
  the  distinction  is  not  preserved,  the  spelling  being 
  either  accessary  or  accessory. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accessary 
  n  :  someone  who  helps  another  person  commit  a  crime  [syn:  {accessory}, 
  {accomplice}] 




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