abet /əˈbɛt/

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I. verb [with obj.]

1. encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime

he was not guilty of murder, but guilty of aiding and abetting others.
2. encourage or assist someone to commit (a crime)

we are aiding and abetting this illegal traffic.
II. derivatives

1. abetment /əˈbɛtmənt /
noun


2. abettor /əˈbɛtə / abetter
noun


– origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘urge to do something good or bad’): from Old French abeter, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + beter ‘hound, urge on’.

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