Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One who aids or abets the commission of a crime and is absent at the time. See 5 Am St. Rep. 512.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Anything which is joined to another thing as an ornament or to render it more perfect or which accompanies it or is connected with it as an incident or as subordinate to it or which belongs to or with it. In criminal law. An accessary. The latter spelling is preferred. See that title.