Definition Of abet


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

he was not guilty of murder but was guilty of aiding and abetting others

Example Of abet

  • After all, by law, the act of suicide and its abetment are both punishable.

  • All individuals convicted of performing, aiding, or abetting the rape were subject to life in prison.

  • And if they think that his representative is too effective, they can always charge them with aiding and abetting a terrorist.

  • As a journalist, she is under no written or unwritten rules of restraint to aid or abet a felony.

  • As the accessory foresaw only minor physical harm, he was guilty of aiding and abetting manslaughter.

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