abetment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɛt.mənt/
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Noun[edit]

abetment (countable and uncountable, plural abetments)

  1. (chiefly law) The act of abetting or assisting in a crime, wrongdoing etc. [from 14th c.]
  2. Encouragement or assistance. [from 16th c.]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 4

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