Meaning of ACCESSORY in English

ACCESSORY

n.

Function: adjective

Date: 1607

1 : assisting as a subordinate especially : contributing to a crime but not as the chief agent

2 : aiding or contributing in a secondary way : SUPPLEMENTARY

3 : present in a minor amount and not essential as a constituent <an accessory mineral in a rock>

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