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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.
He might claim the property from South America, establish his identity before the British authorities there and so obtain the fortune without ever coming to England at all, or he might adopt an elaborate disguise during the short time that he need be in London; or, again, he might furnish an accomplice with the proofs and papers, putting him in as heir, and retaining a claim upon some proportion of his income.
The same woman who had perpetrated the fraud, and who had persisted in the fraud until her benefactress had descended to become her accomplice.
She could not have committed the crime single-handed, but the reasons against that did not debar her from being an accomplice.
Were you an accomplice of that abandoned wretch, I wonder, of whose vile arts he became a victim, and of whom you used to be such an admirer?
Yes, and one hand, which will always be mine--the hand of my accomplice.
By no means; there's at least one other man with him; and it's suggested that there may be an accomplice here in the house.
I wonder if they've really got an accomplice in the house?
Whether the man personating a mechanic was, or was not, an accomplice in the crime, it is impossible to say.
If he does not come himself he will send an accomplice.
I'll follow her," he said, hurriedly; "she must be an accomplice, and will lead me to him.