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ACCESSARY, See ACCESSORY.




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ACCESSARY, See ACCESSORY.


AC'CESS-A-RY, a. [or n. See ACCESSORY.]


Ac*ces"sa*ry
  1. Accompanying, as a subordinate; additional; accessory; esp., uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See Accessory.

    To both their deaths thou shalt be accessary.
    Shak.

    Amongst many secondary and accessary causes that support monarchy, these are not of least reckoning.
    Milton.

  2. One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.

    Accessary before the fact (Law), one who commands or counsels an offense, not being present at its commission. -- Accessary after the fact, one who, after an offense, assists or shelters the offender, not being present at the commission of the offense.

    * This word, as used in law, is spelt accessory by Blackstone and many others; but in this sense is spelt accessary by Bouvier, Burrill, Burns, Whishaw, Dane, and the Penny Cyclopedia; while in other senses it is spelt accessory. In recent text-books on criminal law the distinction is not preserved, the spelling being either accessary or accessory.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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BORD'ERING, ppr. Lying adjacent to; forming a border.

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