meaning of Abet

Abet meaning in General Dictionary

Act of abetting help

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  • To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance utilized in a bad sense of people and acts as to abet a sick doer to abet one out of their wicked programs to abet vice to abet an insurrection
  • assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
  • To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- made use of in a poor feeling of persons and acts; as, to abet an ill-doer; to abet one in their sinful programs; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection.
  • to guide, uphold, or aid; to keep up; -- in a great feeling.
  • To add, as an assistant or instigator, into the commission of an offense.
  • Act of abetting; aid.

Abet meaning in Urban Dictionary

to help, encourage or help frequently in a wrongdoing


Abet meaning in Legal Dictionary

v. to help some body dedicate a crime, including helping all of them getting away from police or prepare the criminal activity.


Abet meaning in Law Dictionary

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Abet meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c. (implied in abetting), from Old French abeter "to bait, to harass with puppies," actually "to cause to bite," from a- "to" (see ad-) + beter "to bait," from Frankish or some other Germanic resource, possibly Low Franconian betan "incite," or Old Norse beita "cause to bite," from Proto-Germanic *baitjan, from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (see fissure). Related: Abetted; abetting.


Abet meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- found in a negative feeling of people and acts; because, to abet an ill-doer; to abet one out of their sinful courses; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection.

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  • (v. t.) To aid, uphold, or help; to keep up; -- in an excellent feeling.
  • (v. t.) To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to your fee of an offense.
  • (letter.) Act of abetting; help.

Sentence Examples with the word Abet

If others pay the tax which is demanded of me, from a sympathy with the State, they do but what they have already done in their own case, or rather they abet injustice to a greater extent than the State requires.

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