Definitions of "accessory"
  1. An individual who, though not in actual or constructive attendance, intentionally assists or encourages the execution of a serious crime
  2. An individual who knowingly provides help or shelter to a wrongdoer with the purpose of obstructing justice after a serious crime has occurred
  3. The act of being involved as a helper in the commission of a serious crime
How to use "accessory" in a sentence
  1. The police discovered that he was an accessory to the bank robbery and promptly arrested him.
  2. Providing a getaway car for a bank robber makes one an accessory to the crime.
  3. Being charged with accessory carries a range of potential punishments depending on the severity of the crime one assisted with.

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