Abet / Abettor

"Legal Lexicon":
ABET - To encourage or set another on to commit a crime. This word is always taken in a bad sense. To abet another to commit a murder, is to command, procure, or counsel him to commit it.
ABETTOR - One who encourages or incites, persuades or sets another on to commit a crime . Such a person is either a principal or, an accessory to the crime. When present, aiding, where a felony is committed, he is guilty as principal in the second degree, when absent he is merely an accessory.
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English-Chinese law dictionary (法律英汉双解大词典). 2013.

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  • 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 — (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

  • 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 — [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

  • abettor — abet·tor …   English syllables

  • abet — To encourage, incite, or set another on 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. Wyatt v. U. S., 388… …   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

  • abet — [ə bɛt] verb (abets, abetting, abetted) (usu. in phr. aid and abet) encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime. Derivatives abetment noun abetter (also abettor) noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • abettor — noun one who helps or encourages or incites another • Syn: ↑abetter • Derivationally related forms: ↑abet (for: ↑abetter), ↑abet • Hypernyms: ↑accessory, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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