Ac*ces"so*ry, n.; pl.
Accessories (?). 1. That which
belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and
subordinate. "The aspect and accessories of a den of
2. (Law) Same as Accessary,
3. (Fine Arts) Anything that enters into a
work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental
Syn. -- Abettor; accomplice; ally; coadjutor. See
Ac*ces"so*ry (#; 277), a. [L.
accessorius. See Access, and cf. Accessary.]
Accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional;
connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or
contributory; said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in
a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory
sounds in music.
☞ Ash accents the antepenult; and this is not only more regular,
but preferable, on account of easiness of pronunciation. Most
orhoëpists place the accent on the first syllable.
Syn. -- Accompanying; contributory; auxiliary; subsidiary;
subservient; additional; acceding.