accomplice


ac·com·plice

noun \ə-ˈkäm-pləs, -ˈkəm-\

: a person who works with or helps someone who is doing something wrong or illegal

Full Definition of ACCOMPLICE

:  one associated with another especially in wrongdoing

Examples of ACCOMPLICE

  1. He was convicted as an accomplice to murder.
  2. <the thief and his accomplices were eventually caught and brought to justice>

Origin of ACCOMPLICE

alteration (from incorrect division of a complice) of complice
First Known Use: 1584

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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