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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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Fouquet had accomplices, or even that he was guilty?
Yes; but she would then be the accomplice of an assassination.
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.
The adventures of his rogue of a hero, who began life as the servant and accomplice of a blind beggar, and then adventured on through a most diverting career of knavery, brought back the atmosphere of Don Quixote, and all the landscape of that dear wonder- world of Spain, where I had lived so much, and I followed him with all the old delight.
de Villefort towards his own relations, I ought to have denounced him to the authorities; then I should not have been an accomplice to thy death, as I now am, sweet, beloved Valentine; but the accomplice shall become the avenger.
Also, the three OGWs/ accomplices in the car who were accompanying the terrorist were found dead.
ATTOCK -- A patwari or revenue officer and his accomplices have been booked for allegedly tampering with the revenue record and transferring a piece of land worth millions of rupees through fake documents.
LAHORE -- An alleged robber succumbed to his injuries in hospital after getting injured in firing by his accomplices during a robbery bid in the Shafiqabad area on Sunday.
LAHORE: A notorious criminal held with weapons while his three accomplices managed to escape after an exchange of fire in Lahore.
Gulistan colony, while their others two accomplices managed