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Examples from the Web for accessary
In Pekin, the shew was but an accessary; every one pursued his business, at the same time that he gratified his curiosity.
“An accessary, both before and after the fact,” he repeated to himself.Forging the Blades
It appeared that Robert had refused to be accessary to their scheme; and it was probable that he had betrayed it to the marquis.A Sicilian Romance
My mother proceeded; You have a relation, madam; I understand she was accessary to your misfortune.Memoirs of Miss Sidney Biddulph
An accessary before the fact may be tried and punished in all respects as if he were the principal.
- law a less common spelling of accessory
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