- abet ► VERB (abetted, abetting) (usu. in phrase aid and abet) ▪ encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime.DERIVATIVES abetment noun abetter (also abettor) noun.ORIGIN Old French abeter, from beter 'hound, urge on' .
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Abetment — A*bet ment ( ment), n. The act of abetting; as, an abetment of treason, crime, etc. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
abetment — I noun advocacy, aegis, aid, auspices, backup, collusion, contribution, cooperation, countenance, encouragement, favor, fosterage, guidance, helpfulness, interest, patronage, plying, pressing, sponsorship, urging II index aid (help), auspices,… … Law dictionary
abetment — noun The act of abetting; as, an abetment of treason, crime, etc … Wiktionary
abetment — noun see abet … New Collegiate Dictionary
abetment — See abet. * * * … Universalium
abetment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or an instance of helping: aid, assist, assistance, hand, help, relief, succor, support. See HELP … English dictionary for students
abetment — a betÂ·ment || mÉ™nt n. act of aiding or encouraging someone to do something (especially something illegal) … English contemporary dictionary
abetment — abet·ment … English syllables
abetment — Act of encouraging, inciting or aiding another … Black's law dictionary
abetment — The act of abetting … Ballentine's law dictionary