abettor


abettor
I noun accessory, accomplice, accomplice in crime, actuator, adjutant, advocate, aide, aider, assistant, associate, auxiliary, backer, coadjutor, collaborator, confederate, conspirator, cooperator, encourager, exponent, favorer, fomentor, helper, henchman, impeller, inducer, inspirer, instigator, mainstay, maintainer, motivator, particeps criminis, patron, promoter, prompter, protagonist, second, support, supporter, sustainer, upholder associated concepts: aiding and abetting, conspiracy, renunciation II index accessory, accomplice, advocate (espouser), assistant, backer, benefactor, catalyst, coactor, coadjutant, coconspirator, cohort, colleague, confederate, consociate, conspirator, conspirer, contributor (contributor), copartner (coconspirator), participant, partner, proponent

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


abettor
n.
A person who abets or instigates a crime; an abettor shares criminal intent with the person who in fact commits the crime. See also aid and abet, accessory, accomplice

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


abettor
One who commands, advises, instigates, or encourages another to commit a crime. A person who, being present, incites another to commit a crime, and thus becomes a principal. To be an abettor, the accused must have instigated or advised the commission of a crime or been present for the purpose of assisting in its commission; he or she must share criminal intent with which the crime was committed.

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


abettor
One who commands, advises, instigates, or encourages another to commit a crime. A person who, being present, incites another to commit a crime, and thus becomes a principal. To be an abettor, the accused must have instigated or advised the commission of a crime or been present for the purpose of assisting in its commission; he or she must share criminal intent with which the crime was committed.

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  • Abettor — (from to abet, Old French abeter , á and beter , to bait, urge dogs upon any one; this word is probably of Scandinavian origin, meaning to cause to bite), is a law term implying one who instigates, encourages or assists another to commit an… …   Wikipedia

  • abettor — accessory, accomplice, *confederate, conspirator …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • abettor — [n] assistant accessory, accomplice, co conspirator, confederate, cooperator, helper, partner in crime*, second, supporter; concept 348 …   New thesaurus

  • Abettor — Abetter A*bet ter, Abettor A*bet*tor, n. One who abets; an instigator of an offense or an offender. [1913 Webster] Note: The form abettor is the legal term and also in general use. [1913 Webster] Syn: {Abettor}, {Accessory}, {Accomplice}. Usage:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abettor — /abetar/ An instigator, or setter on; one who promotes or procures a crime to be committed. Handy v. State, 326 A.2d 189. One who commands, advises, instigates, or encourages another to commit a crime. A person who, being present, incites another …   Black's law dictionary

  • abettor — /abetar/ An instigator, or setter on; one who promotes or procures a crime to be committed. Handy v. State, 326 A.2d 189. One who commands, advises, instigates, or encourages another to commit a crime. A person who, being present, incites another …   Black's law dictionary

  • abettor — /euh bet euhr/, n. a person who abets. Also, abetter. [1505 15; < AF abettour. See ABET, OR2] * * * ▪ law       in law, a person who becomes equally guilty in the crime of another by knowingly and voluntarily aiding the criminal during the act… …   Universalium

  • abettor — 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

  • abettor — noun see abet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abettor — noun A variant spelling of abetter to be preferred in legal documents. one who encourages in doing bad things …   Wiktionary


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