- a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing, often as a subordinate.
Origin of accomplice
Examples from the Web for accomplice
But everything goes wrong right from the start with one accomplice running out the door, unable to go through with it.Making 'The Dog': The Amazing True Story Behind ‘Dog Day Afternoon’
Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren
August 10, 2014
Art can be an accomplice to the process of destroying Eden but is never the sole agent.Is This Hemingway’s Pamplona or a Lot of Bull?
July 13, 2014
Whether Talbot had a Terry Nichols—or any accomplice not secretly working against him—also remains unknown.Far-Right Texas Terrorist Planned Murder And Robbery Spree in the Name of ‘Liberty’
April 1, 2014
A fourth man, Kyle Hartwell, was arrested and charged for being an accomplice.We Should Applaud the World Trade Center Jumpers, Not Prosecute Them
March 25, 2014
Similarly, Mike Rogers has suggested Snowden probably had an accomplice in the NSA giving him information.Snowden’s Beijing Benefactors?
Gordon G. Chang
January 3, 2014
The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and grave worm's provider.The Devil's Dictionary
She might be an accomplice, but she must have had a principal—and who could that principal be?Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
The cornet hesitated for a little, and then told his uncle the name of his accomplice.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
As he had said, the idea of having an accomplice relieved him.Therese Raquin
I was going to bring trouble and disgrace upon you also as my comrade and accomplice.The Christian
- a person who helps another in committing a crime
Word Origin and History for accomplice
1580s (earlier complice, late 15c.), from Old French complice "a confederate," from Late Latin complicem (nominative complex) "partner, confederate," from Latin complicare "fold together" (see complicate). With parasitic a- on model of accomplish, etc., or perhaps by assimilation of indefinite article in phrase a complice.