art and part

\ ˌärtᵊnˈpärt \

Definition of art and part

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Scots law
: indirect participation in a crime by instigating, counseling, or assisting the actual perpetrator

art and part


Definition of art and part (Entry 2 of 2)

Scots law
: by being an accessory before the fact or an accomplice in a crime pronounced guilty art and part

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History and Etymology for art and part


Middle English; art, probably from Old French hart segment (in the expression ne hart ne part nothing at all), branch, willow withe, noose, of Germanic origin; perhaps akin to Old English heordan hurds

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