Accessorius sequitur naturam sui principalis

The accessory follows the condition of his principal. Hence, an accessory cannot be guilty of a higher crime than his principal. See 4 Bl Comm 36.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • accessorius sequitur naturam sui principalis — /aeksesoriyas sekwatar neytyursm syiiway prinsspeylss/ an accessory follows the nature of his principal One who is accessory to a crime cannot be guilty of a higher degree of crime than his principal …   Black's law dictionary

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