accomplice

  • 1 accomplice — ac·com·plice /ə käm pləs, kəm / n [alteration (from incorrect division of a complice ) of complice, from Middle French, associate, from Late Latin complic complex partner, confederate]: one who intentionally and voluntarily participates with… …

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  • 2 Accomplice — • A term generally employed to designate a partner in some form of evildoing Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Accomplice     Accomplice      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Accomplice — Ac*com plice, n. [Ac (perh. for the article a or for L. ad) + E. complice. See {Complice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A cooperator. [R.] [1913 Webster] Success unto our valiant general, And happiness to his accomplices! Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) An… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 accomplice — (n.) 1580s (earlier complice, late 15c.), from O.Fr. complice a confederate, from L.L. complicem (nom. complex) partner, confederate, from L. complicare fold together (see COMPLICATE (Cf. complicate)). With parasitic a on model of accomplish, etc …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 accomplice — *confederate, accessory, abettor, conspirator …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 accomplice — accomplice, accomplish The standard pronunciation of both words is now kum , not kom …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 accomplice — [n] helper, especially in committing a crime abettor, accessory, aid, aide, ally, assistant, associate, co conspirator, collaborator, colleague, confederate, conspirator, insider, partner, plant*, stall*; concept 412 Ant. adversary, enemy,… …

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  • 8 accomplice — ► NOUN ▪ a person who helps another commit a crime. ORIGIN from Latin complex allied …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 accomplice — [ə käm′plis] n. [< ME a complice (the article a is merged, infl. by accomplish) < OFr complice < LL complex: see COMPLICE] a person who knowingly participates with another in an unlawful act; partner in crime SYN. ASSOCIATE …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Accomplice — For other uses, see Accomplice (disambiguation). Criminal law …

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  • 11 accomplice — n. 1) an unwitting accomplice 2) an accomplice in, to (an accomplice in crime) * * * [ə kʌmplɪs] to (an accomplice in crime) an unwitting accomplice an accomplice in …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 accomplice — /euh kom plis/, n. a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing, often as a subordinate. [1475 85; a(c) of unclear orig. + late ME complice < MF < ML complici (s. of complex) partner; see COMPLEX] * * * ▪ law       in law, a… …

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  • 13 accomplice — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ willing ▪ unwitting ▪ alleged PREPOSITION ▪ accomplice in ▪ …

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  • 14 accomplice — /akompbs/ One who knowingly, voluntarily and with common intent unites with the principal offender in the commission of a crime. Smith v. State, Tenn.Cr.App., 525 S.W.2d 674, 676; Model Penal Code, No. 2.06(3). One who is in some way concerned or …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 accomplice — /akompbs/ One who knowingly, voluntarily and with common intent unites with the principal offender in the commission of a crime. Smith v. State, Tenn.Cr.App., 525 S.W.2d 674, 676; Model Penal Code, No. 2.06(3). One who is in some way concerned or …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 accomplice — [[t]əkʌ̱mplɪs, AM əkɒ̱m [/t]] accomplices N COUNT: oft poss N Someone s accomplice is a person who helps them to commit a crime. Witnesses said the gunman immediately ran to a motorcycle being ridden by an accomplice... His accomplice was… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 accomplice — UK [əˈkʌmplɪs] / US noun [countable] Word forms accomplice : singular accomplice plural accomplices someone who helps another person to do something illegal or wrong She s serving life for acting as an accomplice to murder …

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  • 18 accomplice — One who knowingly, voluntarily, and with a common interest with others participates in the commission of a crime as a principal, accessory, or aider and abettor. So far as his criminal liability is concerned, the question is whether he… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 accomplice — noun a) A cooperator. , Success unto our valiant general, And happiness to his accomplices! Shakespeare, Henry VI Part I, V ii b) An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory. , And… …

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  • 20 accomplice — Synonyms and related words: a party to, abettor, accessary, accessory, accomplice in crime, ally, assistant, associate, coconspirator, cohort, collaborator, colleague, confederate, conspirator, copartner, cotenant, fellow, fellow conspirator,… …

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