noun (plural accessories)
- It also offers a very broad range of accessories including batteries, headsets, add-ons and clip-ons.
- They can then add optional extras and accessories to their car.
- To motorists, it's a useful accessory that allows them to talk without driving off the road.
- Do they also carry bridal accessories, like hair decorations, veils and shoes?
- These will be used by consumers to store favourite special garments, footwear and accessories.
- Money cannot buy style, but it can buy you the following chic garments and accessories.
- And should she thus be punished in the same way as the actual murderers, as an accessory to the crime?
- He said paying compensation for vehicles with varying declared value for duty at ZRA and the insured value would render the corporation an accessory to the crime of tax evasion.
- At the very least their actions make them an accessory to crime.
adjective[attributive] chiefly technical
- The ability of DNA polymerases to replicate DNA requires a number of additional accessory proteins.
- It later appears as the hyomandibular, an accessory jaw element.
- The integument is composed of the skin, which covers the entire body, in addition to accessory organs derived from skin.
accessory before (or after) the fact
- Law , dated A person who incites or assists someone to commit a crime (or knowingly aids someone who has committed a crime).Example sentences
- Well, he is liable, as was pointed out, to a number of other offences: accessory after the fact, destroying a motor car, theft of a motor car and various others - you could throw the book at him for the other offences.
- He said: ‘A wife could not be convicted of being an accessory after the fact for a felony committed by her husband.’
- One was, firstly, whether the offender or the accused was indeed a primary offender; secondly, whether he was guilty of being an accessory after the fact.
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin accessorius 'additional thing', from Latin access- 'increased', from the verb accedere (see accede).
Words that rhyme with accessoryintercessory, pessary, possessory, tesserae
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