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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accessory  \Ac*ces"so*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Accessories}. 
  1.  That  which  belongs  to  something  else  deemed  the  principal; 
  something  additional  and  subordinate.  ``The  aspect  and 
  accessories  of  a  den  of  banditti.''  --Carlyle. 
 
  2.  (Law)  Same  as  {Accessary},  n. 
 
  3.  (Fine  Arts)  Anything  that  enters  into  a  work  of  art 
  without  being  indispensably  necessary,  as  mere  ornamental 
  parts  --Elmes. 
 
  Syn:  Abettor;  accomplice;  ally;  coadjutor.  See  {Abettor}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accessory  \Ac*ces"so*ry\  (#;  277),  a.  [L.  accessorius.  See 
  {Access},  and  cf  {Accessary}.] 
  Accompanying  as  a  subordinate;  aiding  in  a  secondary  way 
  additional;  connected  as  an  incident  or  subordinate  to  a 
  principal;  contributing  or  contributory;  said  of  persons  and 
  things  and  when  of  persons,  usually  in  a  bad  sense  as  he 
  was  accessory  to  the  riot;  accessory  sounds  in  music. 
 
  Note:  Ash  accents  the  antepenult;  and  this  is  not  only  more 
  regular,  but  preferable,  on  account  of  easiness  of 
  pronunciation.  Most  orho["e]pists  place  the  accent  on 
  the  first  syllable. 
 
  Syn:  Accompanying;  contributory;  auxiliary;  subsidiary; 
  subservient;  additional;  acceding. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accessory 
  adj  :  relating  to  something  that  is  added  but  is  not  essential; 
  "an  ancillary  pump";  "an  adjuvant  discipline  to  forms 
  of  mysticism";  "The  mind  and  emotions  are  auxilliary  to 
  each  other"  [syn:  {adjunct},  {ancillary},  {adjuvant},  {appurtenant}, 
  {auxiliary},  {subsidiary}] 
  n  1:  clothing  that  is  worn  or  carried,  but  not  part  of  your  main 
  clothing  [syn:  {accoutrement},  {accouterment}] 
  2:  a  supplementary  component  [syn:  {appurtenance},  {supplement}] 
  3:  someone  who  helps  another  person  commit  a  crime  [syn:  {accomplice}, 
  {accessary}] 




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