- (rare) A cooperator.
Etymology: Ac- (perhaps for the article a or for Latin ad) + English complice. See complice
- Success unto our valiant general, And happiness to his 'accomplices! - Shakespeare, Henry VI Part I, V-ii
- An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory.
- And thou, the cursed 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 to the fire. - Dryden
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