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[n] a supplementary component
[n] clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
[n] someone who helps another person commit a crime
[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"

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\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.
\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}.

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