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Accessory after the fact   /æksˈɛsəri ˈæftər ðə fækt/   Listen
Accessory after the fact

A person who gives assistance or comfort to someone known to be a felon or known to be sought in connection with the commission of a felony.

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"Accessory after the fact" Quotes from Famous Books

... one belonging to me to make light of. So it behoved me to make inquiry. Of the letter itself I could make neither head nor tail; but two things were clear—that that loon of a boy, my son Alec, was in it, and also that his mother was "accessory after the fact," as the Kirkcudbright lawyers say. In the latter case it was necessary to act with circumspection. In the other case I should probably have acted instantly ...
— Bog-Myrtle and Peat - Tales Chiefly Of Galloway Gathered From The Years 1889 To 1895 • S.R. Crockett

Words linked to "Accessory after the fact" :   accessary, accessory

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