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in criminal law, a person who, though not present at the commission of a crime, becomes a participator in the crime either before or after the fact of commission. An accessory before the fact is one whose counsel or instigation leads another to commit a crime.
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It is you and your accomplice who have to dread punishment, not I.
Oh, I am not afraid of you or your accomplice," she answered spiritedly.
Either the servant was the accomplice of his master, and in this case the master knew of his operations, and he should fail; or else the servant knew nothing about the robbery, and then his interest would be to abandon the robber.
Were the accomplices of Ravaillac or of Jacques Clement ever known?
Why, by forcing them to assist in this pillage, have they been made accomplices in it?
Fouquet had accomplices, or even that he was guilty?
We are supposed to be the accomplices of mad Anne Catherick, who claims the name, the place, and the living personality of dead Lady Glyde.
for aiding under rightly conceived accomplice liability doctrines.
The Associated Press reported that the hijacker burst into the cockpit and claimed to have an accomplice in the cabin, driving initial fears that the hijacking was part of a broader plot.
The accomplice is a familiar figure in America's criminal justice system.
Austrian police have intercepted a suspected drug dealer at Vienna's airport and arrested an alleged accomplice, authorities said on Wednesday (22 June).
The man and an accomplice instead jumped into a waiting van driven by a third person and sped away.