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accomplice

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Etymology

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.

Noun

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accomplice

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  1. (rare) A cooperator.
    • Success unto our valiant general, And happiness to his 'accomplices! - Shakespeare, Henry VI Part I, V-ii
  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
    • Suspected for accomplice to the fire. - Dryden

Usage notes

  • 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.

Synonyms

abettor; accessory; assistant; associate; confederate; coadjutor; ally; promoter. See abettor.

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