accessory before the fact - definitions and synonyms

accessory before the fact noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration

Usage Examples:

  • Rizwan and Ashraf provided a face-saving partnership for Pakistan with 107 for the seventh wicket before the former was run out for 71 by a smart underarm throw from Mitchell Santner at square leg.
    geo.tv
  • Nato's hopes of pacifying Afghanistan before withdrawing have been dealt a blow by a dismal report from the United Nations, which warns that security incidents and civilian casualties have risen significantly during the past year.
    independent.co.uk
  • Like flare-ups in the eurozone before, I believe a face-saving agreement will be found.
    theguardian.com
  • No one has tried corn gluten meal as a protein substitute before, he said.
    sciencedaily.com