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ac·com·plice

(ă-kom'plis),
A bacterium that accompanies the main infecting agent in a mixed infection and that influences the virulence of the main organism.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. comples, closely connected]
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The third element of attorney aiding and abetting fraud, "substantial assistance" in furtherance of the fraud, exists where (1) a defendant affirmatively assists, helps conceal, or by virtue of failing to act when required to do so enables the fraud to proceed, and (2) the actions of the aider/abettor proximately cause the harm on which the primary liability is predicated.
Possession and use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; aiding and abetting (six counts.)
Mudd learned, criminal law sometimes requires citizens to take sides, lest they be accused by the government of aiding and abetting criminals.
Lord Carey said it was a "bit rich" to hear Mr Cameron tell religious leaders to face down aggressive secularisation when the Coalition seemed to be "aiding and abetting" such a practice.
Taylor's trial lasted six years, and he ended up being convicted only of "aiding and abetting" rebels in Sierra Leone and so far has not been held accountable for crimes committed during the 14-year civil war he started in Liberia or during his cruel reign as president.
Presiding Judge Richard Lussick said prosecutors have proved beyond reasonable doubt that Taylor is "criminally responsible" for aiding and abetting crimes by rebels in Sierra Leone's brutal civil war.
By analyzing the history of the Act, the Court finds that "two modern developments convince us that it is entirely appropriate to permit appellants to proceed with their aiding and abetting claims even though much of the conduct relating to the international law violations alleged in their complaint occurred in Indonesia.
Totton has since been arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting the attempted suicide of his wife.
An inquest in Huddersfield yesterday heard how Mr Bateman, of Monk Ings, Birstall, has been charged with aiding and abetting after his wife, Catherine, died on October 20 this year.