Legal definition of abet
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To help someone commit a crime, including helping them escape from police or plan the crime. See also: aid and abet
əˈbet/ [T] (-tt-) To help or encourage someone to do something wrong or illegal
Source: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus. website
to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing
To encourage or incite another 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. To facilitate the commission of a crime, promote its accomplishment, or help in advancing or bringing it about.
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