abetment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abetement, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French abeter + -ment. See abet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abetment (plural abetments)

  1. The act of abetting; instigating; inciting; encouraging. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 4