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noun [countable]     accessory pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a small thing such as a piece of jewelry or a pair of shoes that you wear with clothes to give them more style
  2. 3
    legal someone who helps a criminal, for example by hiding them from the police. An accessory before the fact helps before the crime. An accessory after the fact helps after the crime
    accessory to:

    He was sentenced for being an accessory to the murder.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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