Abet

Definition of Abet

A`bet´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Abetted ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Abetting.]
Would not the fool abet the stealth,
Who rashly thus exposed his wealth?
- Gay.
2.To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; - in a good sense.
Our duty is urged, and our confidence abetted.
- Jer. Taylor.
3.(Law) To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.
n.1.Act of abetting; aid.

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