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A'ccessary. adj. [A corruption, as it seems, of the word accessory, which see; but now more commonly used than the proper word.]

That which, without being the chief agent in a crime, contributes to it. But it had formerly a good and general sense.

As for those things that are accessary hereunto, those things that so belong to the way of salvation, &c. Hooker, b. iii. § 3.

He had taken upon him the government of Hull, without any apprehension or imagination, that it would ever make him accessary to rebellion. Clarendon, b. viii.

Sources: Clarendon, Edward (73) · Hooker, Richard (175)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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