The definition of an accessory is something that you add on just to increase the beauty or functionality of something else.(noun)
An example of an accessory would be a necklace you put on to make your outfit more complete.
An accessory is defined as a person who assists someone else to break the law or commit a crime but who doesn't participate in committing the crime himself.(noun)
An example of an accessory would be someone who let a criminal hide in their house.
See accessory in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ML accessorius < L accessus, pp. of accedere, accede
noun pl. accessories
Origin: ME accessorie < ML: see accessorythe
See accessory in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. ac·ces·so·ries
Origin: Middle English accessorie
Origin: , from Medieval Latin accessōrius
Origin: , from accessor, helper
Origin: , from Latin accessus, approach; see access.
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