Accomplice Definition

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[n] a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)


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Synonyms

confederate

Misc. Definitions

\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}.

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