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. Anderson, W.S.. 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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