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noun  /ɪkˈses·ə·ri, æk-/ us  

accessory noun (SOMETHING EXTRA)

[C usually pl] something extra that improves or completes the thing it is added to: We sell plants, seeds, fertilizer, and gardening accessories, such as tools and gloves.

accessory noun (CRIMINAL)

[C] law someone who helps another person to commit a crime but does not take part in it
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