Accessory-before-the-fact Definition

noun
An accessory who assists a lawbreaker prior to the commission of that crime.
American Heritage
(law) One who commands or counsels an offense, not being present at its commission.
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Noun

Singular:
accessory-before-the-fact
Plural:
accessories before the fact

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