accomplice

[ uh-kom-plis ]
/ əˈkɒm plɪs /

noun

a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing, often as a subordinate.

Origin of accomplice

1475–85; a(c) of unclear orig. + late Middle English complice < Middle French < Medieval Latin complici- (stem of complex) partner; see complex

Can be confused

accomplice accomplish
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accomplice

/ (əˈkɒmplɪs, əˈkʌm-) /

noun

a person who helps another in committing a crime

Word Origin for accomplice

C15: from a complice, interpreted as one word. See complice
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