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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Accomplice \Ac*com"plice\, noun [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}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

accomplice

noun

1: a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan) [syn: {accomplice}, {confederate}]


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