Complete Definition of "accessory"

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English

Etymology
Latin accessorius. See access, and compare accessary

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Pronunciation

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Having a secondary, supplementary or subordinate function by accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; being additional; being connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or being contributory. Said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music.
  2. context|Law assist|Assisting a crime without actually participating in committing the crime itself.

Synonyms
accompanying; contributory; auxiliary; subsidiary; subservient; additional; acceding.

Translations
trans-top|having a supplementary function
Dutch: meegeleverd, toegevoegd
Finnish: lisä-, apu-, täydentää|täydentävä, ylimääräinen
French: accessoire
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Ido: acesora
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trans-top|assisting a crime
Albanian: bashkëfajtor m, bashkëfajtore f
Dutch: medeplichtig
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Noun
en-noun|accessories

  1. That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate, an attachment

#* the accessories of a mobile phone
#: Quotations
#:* The aspect and accessories of a den of banditti. - w:Thomas Carlyle

  1. context|Clothing An article that completes one's basic outfit, such as a scarf or gloves.
  2. context|Law One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.

#* accessory before the fact
#* accessory after the fact

  1. (Fine Arts): Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts. - w:James Elmes

Synonyms
abettor; accomplice; ally; coadjutor; accessary

Translations
trans-top|attachment
Dutch: accessoire n, aanhangsel n, toebehoren n
Finnish: lisävaruste, varuste, tarvike
French: accessoire m
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German: Zubehör n
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trans-top|clothing accessory
Dutch: accessoire n, aanhangsel n, toebehoren n
Finnish: asuste#Finnish|asuste
French: accessoire m
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German: Accessoire n
Korean: ì¡ì¸ì리 (aekseseori)
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trans-top|contributor to an offense
Dutch: medeplichtige m|f, handlanger m, handlangster f
Finnish: avunantaja
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German: Beihilfe f
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trans-top|unessential part in a work of art
Finnish: koriste
French: accessoire m
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German: Accessoire n
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ttbc|Hungarian: kellék
ttbc|Interlingua: accessorio
ttbc|Italian: accessorio m
ttbc|Portuguese: acessório m
ttbc|Romanian: accesoriu n
ttbc|Spanish: accesorio m
ttbc|Swedish: tillbehör
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References
Webster 1913

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