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- (chiefly law) The act of abetting or assisting in a crime, wrongdoing etc. [from 14th c.]
- Encouragement or assistance. [from 16th c.]
act of abetting a crime
- ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abetment”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 4.