abetment

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Etymology[edit]

First attested from 1350 to 1470.[1], from Middle English abetement, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French abeter + -ment. See abet.

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Noun[edit]

abetment (countable and uncountable, plural abetments)

  1. The act of abetting; instigating; inciting; encouraging.

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  1. ^ “abetment” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 4.

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