|—n , pl -ries|
|1.||a supplementary part or object, as of a car, appliance, etc|
|2.||(often plural) a small accompanying item of dress, esp of women's dress|
|3.||a person who incites someone to commit a crime or assists the perpetrator of a crime, either before or during its commission|
|4.||supplementary; additional; subordinate|
|5.||assisting in or having knowledge of an act, esp a crime|
|[C17: from Late Latin accessōrius: see |
accessory ac·ces·so·ry (āk-sěs'ə-rē)
Having a secondary, supplementary, or subordinate function.
Of, relating to, or being a body part, such as a gland, nerve, or muscle, that is anatomically auxiliary.