Definitions for abetting

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  1. Abetting

    of Abet

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  1. Abetting

    Abettor, is a legal term implying one who instigates, encourages or assists another to commit an offence. An abettor differs from an accessory in that he must be present at the commission of the crime; all abettors are principals, and, in the absence of specific statutory provision to the contrary, are punishable to the same extent as the actual perpetrator of the offence. A person may in certain cases be convicted as an abettor in the commission of an offence in which he or she could not be a principal, e.g. a woman or boy under fourteen years of age in aiding rape, or a solvent person in aiding and abetting a bankrupt to commit offences against the bankruptcy laws. More recently, an abettor is generally known as an accomplice.

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  1. Esteban Nunez:

    This has gone from aiding and abetting to him being labeled a killer.

  2. Joey Jackson:

    You need some type of aiding or abetting or assisting or material support ... of a fugitive.

  3. London Capital Group Kelly:

    All this geopolitical tension is helping these defence stocks, and the fact that they are going to increase the anti-terrorist spend is aiding and abetting these moves upwards.

  4. Steve Ellis:

    When you just call it tax extenders, instead of more corporate welfare, you're actually aiding and abetting Washington's addiction to providing for pet projects and pet spending.

  5. Joey Jackson:

    You can argue it's morally reprehensible. But when you look at it from Sean Penn's perspective, he simply had a talk with a fugitive, you need some type of aiding or abetting or assisting or material support ... of a fugitive.

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