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ihk se s@ ri  [or]  aek se s@ ri

1.  a nonessential component used for beauty, added pleasure, or convenience.
This pearl necklace is a beautiful and useful accessory.
The car’s CD player is considered an accessory.

2.  in law, someone who helps a criminal before or after a crime, but does not commit the crime.
As an accessory, she received a short sentence in prison for the crime, but her boyfriend, the perpetrator, got a sentence of ten years.

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