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Pronunciation:  u'kâmplis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)

ACCOMPLICE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: confederate
 See Also: assistant, decoy, help, helper, steerer, supporter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac*com"plice\, n. [Ac- (perh. for the article a or
for L. ad) + E. complice. See {Complice}.]
1. A cooperator. [R.]

         Success unto our valiant general, And happiness to
         his accomplices!                      --Shak.

2. (Law) An associate in the commission of a crime; a
   participator in an offense, whether a principal or an
   accessory. ``And thou, the cursed accomplice of his
   treason.'' --Johnson.

Note: It is followed by with or of before a person and by in
      (or sometimes of) before the crime; as, A was an
      accomplice with B in the murder of C. Dryden uses it
      with to before a thing. ``Suspected for accomplice to
      the fire.'' --Dryden.

Syn: Abettor; accessory; assistant; associate; confederate;
     coadjutor; ally; promoter. See {Abettor}.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: 1. A partner in a crime. 2. A person who knowingly and voluntarily participates with another in a criminal activity.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: a party to, abettor, accessary, accessory, accomplice in crime, ally, assistant, associate, coconspirator, cohort, collaborator, colleague, confederate, conspirator, copartner, cotenant, fellow, fellow conspirator, henchman, partaker, participant, participator, partner, party, shareholder, sharer, socius criminis