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Circa 15th century, from a complice, interpreted as one word, from Old French, from Late Latin complex (partner), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] complicare to complicate.
- (rare) A cooperator.
- Success unto our valiant general, And happiness to his 'accomplices! - Shakespeare, Henry VI Part I, V-ii
- (law) An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory.
- 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.
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