Accessory Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Accessory, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Accessory?

n. not the chief actor in the perpetration of the offence, or someone who is not present on the scene of crime, but is related to crime either from before its happening or from afterwards. Say for example, a person who assists in or conceals a crime, but does not actually participate in the commission of the crime.