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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accomplice  \Ac*com"plice\,  n.  [Ac-  (perh.  for  the  article  a  or 
  for  L.  ad)  +  E.  complice.  See  {Complice}.] 
  1.  A  cooperator.  [R.] 
 
  Success  unto  our  valiant  general,  And  happiness  to 
  his  accomplices!  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Law)  An  associate  in  the  commission  of  a  crime;  a 
  participator  in  an  offense,  whether  a  principal  or  an 
  accessory.  ``And  thou,  the  cursed  accomplice  of  his 
  treason.''  --Johnson. 
 
  Note:  It  is  followed  by  with  or  of  before  a  person  and  by  in 
  (or  sometimes  of)  before  the  crime;  as  A  was  an 
  accomplice  with  B  in  the  murder  of  C.  Dryden  uses  it 
  with  to  before  a  thing  ``Suspected  for  accomplice  to 
  the  fire.''  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Abettor;  accessory;  assistant;  associate;  confederate; 
  coadjutor;  ally;  promoter.  See  {Abettor}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accomplice 
  n  :  someone  who  helps  another  person  commit  a  crime  [syn:  {accessory}, 
  {accessary}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ACCOMPLICE,  n.  One  associated  with  another  in  a  crime,  having  guilty 
  knowledge  and  complicity,  as  an  attorney  who  defends  a  criminal, 
  knowing  him  guilty.  This  view  of  the  attorney's  position  in  the 
  matter  has  not  hitherto  commanded  the  assent  of  attorneys,  no  one 
  having  offered  them  a  fee  for  assenting. 
 
 




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