abet
abet /ə-'bet/ vt abet·ted, abet·ting: to assist, encourage, instigate, or support with criminal intent in attempting or carrying out a crime
— often used in the phrase aid and abet
abet·ment n
abet·tor also abet·ter /ə-'be-tər/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

abet
I verb adiuvare, advance, advocate, afford aid, aid, arouse, assist, back, contribute, cooperate with, embolden, encourage, endorse, facilitate, foment, foster, furnish aid, goad, help, incite, instigate, nourish, nurture, prompt, second, serve, spur, stimulate, succor, supply aid, support, urge associated concepts: accessory, accomplice, aid and abet, co-conspirator, facilitation II index aid, assist, bear (support), conduce, conspire, contribute (assist), countenance, enable, espouse, foment, foster, help, maintain (sustain), promote (organize), subsidize

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


abet
v.
To help or encourage someone else to commit a crime.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


abet

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


abet
To help someone commit a crime, including helping the criminal escape from police or plan the crime. (See: aid and abet)
Category: Criminal Law
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


abet
v. To actively, knowingly, and/or intentionally aid, encourage, incite, instigate, or otherwise support the commission of an act.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


abet
To encourage or incite another to commit a crime. This word is usually applied to aiding in the commission of a crime. To abet another to commit a murder is to command, procure, counsel, encourage, induce, or assist. To facilitate the commission of a crime, promote its accomplishment, or help in advancing or bringing it about.
In relation to charge of aiding and abetting, term includes knowledge of the perpetrator's wrongful purpose, and encouragement, promotion or counsel of another in the commission of the criminal offense.
a French word, abeter—to bait or excite an animal.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


abet
To encourage or incite another to commit a crime. This word is usually applied to aiding in the commission of a crime. To abet another to commit a murder is to command, procure, counsel, encourage, induce, or assist. To facilitate the commission of a crime, promote its accomplishment, or help in advancing or bringing it about.
 
In relation to charge of aiding and abetting, term includes knowledge of the perpetrator's wrongful purpose, and encouragement, promotion or counsel of another in the commission of the criminal offense.
 
A French word, abeter—to bait or excite an animal.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

abet
v.
   to help someone commit a crime, including helping them escape from police or plan the crime.
   See also: aid and abet

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Abet — A*bet , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abetting}.] [OF. abeter; a (L. ad) + beter to bait (as a bear), fr. Icel. beita to set dogs on, to feed, originally, to cause to bite, fr. Icel. b[=i]ta to bite, hence to bait, to incite.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abet — abet; abet·ment; abet·tor; abet·ter; …   English syllables

  • Abet — A*bet , n. [OF. abet, fr. abeter.] Act of abetting; aid. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abet — may refer to:* Abet Guidaben (20th century), former Philippine Basketball Association basketball player * Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, a non profit organizationee also* Abettor …   Wikipedia

  • 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 be …   English terms dictionary

  • abet — (v.) late 14c. (implied in abetting), from O.Fr. abeter to bait, to harass with dogs, lit. to cause to bite, from a to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + beter to bait, from a Germanic source, perhaps Low Franconian betan incite, or O.N. beita cause to bite,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • abet — *incite, foment, instigate Analogous words: aid, assist, *help: back, *support, uphold: cooperate, concur (see UNITE): forward, further, promote (see ADVANCE) Antonyms: deter (with a personal subject) Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • abet — [v] assist, help in wrongdoing advocate, back, condone, egg on*, encourage, endorse, goad, incite, instigate, prod, promote, provoke, sanction, spur, support, urge; concepts 14,110 Ant. counter, deter, discourage, frustrate, hinder, hurt, impede …   New thesaurus

  • abet — [ə bet′] vt. abetted, abetting [ME abetten < OFr abeter, to incite < a , to + beter, to bait < ON beita: see BAIT] to incite, sanction, or help, esp. in wrongdoing abetment n. abettor n. abetter …   English World dictionary

  • abet — v. (formal) (D; tr.) to abet in (to abet smb. in doing smt.; to aid and abet smb. in doing smt.) * * * [ə bet] (formal) (D; tr.) to abet in (to abet smb. in doing smt.; to aid and abet smb. in doing smt.) …   Combinatory dictionary

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