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accomplice

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noun ac·com·plice \ə-ˈkäm-pləs, -ˈkəm-\

Simple Definition of accomplice

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

Full Definition of accomplice

  1. :  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


ACCOMPLICE Defined for Kids

accomplice

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noun ac·com·plice \ə-ˈkäm-pləs\

Definition of accomplice

  1. :  a partner in wrongdoing





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