accessary

accessary

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] {Accessary before the fact} (Law), one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}. [1913 Webster] To both their deaths thou shalt be accessary. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accessary — var of accessory Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • accessary — accessary, accessory These two words come by different routes from the same Latin source of our word accede. In AmE, accessory is dominant both as a noun and as an adjective, and it has fast become so now in BrE, although accessary is still used… …   Modern English usage

  • accessary — [ak ses′ər ē, əkses′ər ē] adj., n. pl. accessaries ACCESSORY …   English World dictionary

  • Accessary after the fact — 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. [1913 Webster] {Accessary before the fact}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accessary before the fact — 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. [1913 Webster] {Accessary before the fact}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accessary vs accessory —   Accessary is a noun, usually used in British criminal law, which describes someone who helps another person commit a crime.   For example: He was charged as an accessary to murder..   Accessory is a noun, used to describe something that can be… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • accessary vs accessory —   Accessary is a noun, usually used in British criminal law, which describes someone who helps another person commit a crime.   For example: He was charged as an accessary to murder..   Accessory is a noun, used to describe something that can be… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • accessary before — ● access …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accessary after the fact — Fact Fact (f[a^]kt), n. [L. factum, fr. facere to make or do. Cf. {Feat}, {Affair}, {Benefit}, {Defect}, {Fashion}, and { fy}.] 1. A doing, making, or preparing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A project for the fact and vending Of a new kind of fucus,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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