accessory after the fact
noun see accessory I

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  • accessory after the fact — accessory after the fact: accessory (2) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. accessory after the fact …   Law dictionary

  • accessory after the fact — ► LAW someone who helps a person after they have committed a crime, for example by hiding them from the police Main Entry: ↑accessory …   Financial and business terms

  • accessory after the fact — A person who, knowing a felony to have been committed by another, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the felon, in order to enable him to escape from punishment, or the like. Robinson v. State, 5 Md.App. 723, 249 A.2d 504, 507; 18 U.S.C.A.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • accessory after the fact — A person who, knowing a felony to have been committed by another, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the felon, in order to enable him to escape from punishment, or the like. Robinson v. State, 5 Md.App. 723, 249 A.2d 504, 507; 18 U.S.C.A.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • accessory after the fact — partner after the fact, person who aids a criminal after the latter commits the illegal act (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accessory after the fact — noun A person who assists or protects someone wanted by the police in connection with a crime. ...some of that atrocious wickedness in Jones, ... might perhaps be derived from the encouragement he had received from this fellow, who ... had been… …   Wiktionary

  • accessory after the fact — noun a person who gives assistance or comfort to someone known to be a felon or known to be sought in connection with the commission of a felony • Hypernyms: ↑accessory, ↑accessary * * * noun see accessory I …   Useful english dictionary

  • accessory after the fact — A person who, knowing a felony to have been committed, receives, relieves, comforts, or assists the felon, or in any manner aids him to escape arrest. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 126 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • accessory before the fact — One who orders, counsels, encourages, or otherwise aids and abets another to commit a felony and who is not present at the commission of the offense. Com. v. Leach, 455 Pa. 448, 317 A.2d 293, 294. The primary distinction between the accessory… …   Black's law dictionary

  • accessory before the fact — One who orders, counsels, encourages, or otherwise aids and abets another to commit a felony and who is not present at the commission of the offense. Com. v. Leach, 455 Pa. 448, 317 A.2d 293, 294. The primary distinction between the accessory… …   Black's law dictionary

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