art and part

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

art and part

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

Word History



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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“Art and part.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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