What does accomplice mean?

Definitions for accomplice
əˈkɒm plɪsac·com·plice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accomplice, confederate(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. accomplice(Noun)

    A cooperator.

    Etymology: * First attested in the 1580's.

  2. accomplice(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in the 1580's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accomplice(noun)

    a cooperator

  2. Accomplice(noun)

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

Freebase

  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 This term is not in active use in the United States, having been replaced by accomplice.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. Subhankar Goldar:

    Many parents, particularly those of young women, just don't report it to the police. They are too stigmatized or consider it a fait accomplice.

  2. Christian Pino:

    I prefer to raise my voice with my colleagues than be an accomplice to this.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Being neutral is impossible in many cases, because it may mean that you are an accomplice. You can be fair and objective only by giving a listening ear to both parties. And yet your objectivity will still be scruitinized by subjective minds.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Whenever an injustice is done, any non-action and neutrality is not appropriate - it's an indirect bullying, I.e. joining the hands of your aggressors, and being an accomplice. Such passive bullies are far worst than those active ones who take an enjoyment in kicking you when you're down. Whether neutral or active, bullies are mean deceitful heartless cowards, who always work in groups to pick on nice and innocent people like you. If you confront these bullies individually, they will shiver and shrink. Be brave, and don't ever give in to bullying.

  5. The Talmud:

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

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