accessory before the fact


accessory before the fact
accessory before the fact: accessory (1)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

accessory before the fact
index accomplice, coactor, coconspirator, conspirer, copartner (coconspirator)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


accessory before the fact
n.
Someone who encourages or helps another plan to commit a felony but who is not present during the commission of the crime.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


accessory before the fact

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • accessory before the fact — ► LAW someone who helps in the preparation of a crime Main Entry: ↑accessory …   Financial and business terms

  • accessory before the fact — One who orders, counsels, encourages, or otherwise aids and abets another to commit a felony and who is not present at the commission of the offense. Com. v. Leach, 455 Pa. 448, 317 A.2d 293, 294. The primary distinction between the accessory… …   Black's law dictionary

  • accessory before the fact — One who orders, counsels, encourages, or otherwise aids and abets another to commit a felony and who is not present at the commission of the offense. Com. v. Leach, 455 Pa. 448, 317 A.2d 293, 294. The primary distinction between the accessory… …   Black's law dictionary

  • accessory before the fact — One whose will contributes to a felony committed by another as principal, yet who is too far away to aid in the felonious act. There are statutes which abolish the distinction between an accessory before the fact and a principal, providing that… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • accessory before the fact — noun a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration • Hypernyms: ↑accessory, ↑accessary * * * noun see accessory I * * * accessory before (or after) the fact Law …   Useful english dictionary

  • accessory before the fact — noun see accessory I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accessory before the fact — noun one who commands or counsels an offense, not being present at its commission …   Wiktionary

  • accessory before the fact — one suspected of or charged with beforehand knowledge or participation in a crime …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accessory after the fact — A person who, knowing a felony to have been committed by another, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the felon, in order to enable him to escape from punishment, or the like. Robinson v. State, 5 Md.App. 723, 249 A.2d 504, 507; 18 U.S.C.A.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • accessory after the fact — A person who, knowing a felony to have been committed by another, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the felon, in order to enable him to escape from punishment, or the like. Robinson v. State, 5 Md.App. 723, 249 A.2d 504, 507; 18 U.S.C.A.… …   Black's law dictionary


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