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Definition of Abet

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encourage or help someone to do something (especially something illegal)
Abet Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense.
  
(v. t.)
To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- used in a bad sense of persons and acts; as, to abet an ill-doer; to abet one in his wicked courses; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection.
  
(v. t.)
To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.
  
(n.)
Act of abetting; aid.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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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. bīta to bite, hence to bait, to incite. see bait, bet.]
1. to instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- used in a bad sense of persons and acts; as, to abet an ill-doer; to abet one in his wicked courses; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection. "the whole tribe abets the villany." would not the fool abet the stealth, who rashly thus exposed his wealth?
2. to support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense. [obs.]. our duty is urged, and our confidence abetted. taylor.
3. (law) to contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.

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To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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Anagram
  beat
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
Assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing.
eg:As a general principle, anyone who "aids and abets" the perpetrator by encouraging or in any way knowingly helping him (for instance, by providing information, implements, or practical help) is an accomplice and is considered equally guilty.
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
(hypernym) assist
(derivation) abetment, instigation
Abet Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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ABET, incorporated as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in "applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology".

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Abet may refer to:
  • ABET, an accreditation organization for higher education programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
  • ABET, acronym for America's Best Energy Team, a home energy efficiency company.
  • Abet Guidaben (20th century), former Philippine Basketball Association basketball player

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Abet Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
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.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary
The act of encouraging or inciting another to do a certain thing, such as a crime. - (read more on Abet)
  
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