Definitions for abettor

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•betəˈbɛt(v.t.)a•bet•ted, a•bet•ting.

  1. to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usu. in wrongdoing.

Origin of abet:

1275–1325; ME abette, OE *ābǣtan to hound on =ā-a -3+bǣtan to bait , akin to bite

a•bet′tor(n.)

a•bet′ter(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abettor, abetter(noun)

    one who helps or encourages or incites another

Wiktionary

  1. abettor(Noun)

    One that abets; one that incites; instigates; encourages.

  2. Origin: From abettour, from abeter + -our.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abettor(noun)

    one who abets; an instigator of an offense or an offender

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