What does accomplice mean?

Definitions for accomplice
əˈkɒm plɪsac·com·plice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accomplice, confederatenoun

    a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)

Wiktionary

  1. accomplicenoun

    A cooperator.

  2. accomplicenoun

    An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory.

  3. Etymology: * First attested in the 1580's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accomplicenoun

    a cooperator

  2. Accomplicenoun

    an associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory

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  1. Accomplice

    At law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense. For example, in a bank robbery, the person who points the gun at the teller and asks for the money is guilty of armed robbery. However, anyone else directly involved in the commission of the crime, such as the lookout or the getaway car driver, is an accomplice, even though in the absence of an underlying offense keeping a lookout or driving a car would not be an offense. An accomplice differs from an accessory in that an accomplice is present at the actual crime, and could be prosecuted even if the main criminal is not charged or convicted. An accessory is generally not present at the actual crime, and may be subject to lesser penalties than an accomplice or principal. An accomplice was often referred to as an abettor. This term is not in active use in the United States, having been replaced by accomplice. At law, an accomplice has the same degree of guilt as the person he or she is assisting, is subject to prosecution for the same crime, and faces the same criminal penalties. As such, the three accomplices to the bank robbery above can also be found guilty of armed robbery even though only one stole money.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accomplice

    ak-kom′plis, n. an associate, esp. in crime, in modern use (with of and with before a person, and in or of before the crime). [L. ad, to, complex, -icis, joined.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accomplice in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accomplice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of accomplice in a Sentence

  1. Gail Sheehy:

    Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.

  2. The Talmud:

    Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act.

  3. Kay Ivey:

    Under Alabama law, someone who helps kill a police officer is just as guilty as the person who directly commits the crime, since 1983, Alabama has executed two individuals for being an accomplice to capital murder.

  4. Judge Mario Carroza:

    Six of the accused will be charged as leaders of the attack and one as an accomplice.

  5. Judge Mario Carroza:

    There are precedents, facts that allow us to prosecute them for homicide, six of the accused will be charged as leaders of the attack and one as an accomplice.

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