abettor


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a·bet

 (ə-bĕt′)
tr.v. a·bet·ted, a·bet·ting, a·bets
1. To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
2. To urge, encourage, or help (a person): abetted the thief in robbing the bank.

[Middle English abetten, from Old French abeter, to entice : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + beter, to bait; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]

a·bet′ment n.
a·bet′tor, a·bet′ter n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abettor - one who helps or encourages or incites anotherabettor - one who helps or encourages or incites another
accessary, accessory - someone who helps another person commit a crime

abettor

or abetter
noun
A person who helps:
References in classic literature ?
At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness, and playing the part of dangerous abettor of world- wide ambitions.
Mrs Varden's chief aider and abettor, and at the same time her principal victim and object of wrath, was her single domestic servant, one Miss Miggs; or as she was called, in conformity with those prejudices of society which lop and top from poor hand- maidens all such genteel excrescences--Miggs.
And you think that to save such villains as you I will become an abettor of their plot, an accomplice in their crimes?
The cruelty of which he had been an unwilling witness, the coarse and ruffianly behaviour of Squeers even in his best moods, the filthy place, the sights and sounds about him, all contributed to this state of feeling; but when he recollected that, being there as an assistant, he actually seemed--no matter what unhappy train of circumstances had brought him to that pass--to be the aider and abettor of a system which filled him with honest disgust and indignation, he loathed himself, and felt, for the moment, as though the mere consciousness of his present situation must, through all time to come, prevent his raising his head again.
that it is apprehended you are going to fight a duel, and that the other man, Tupman, is your aider and abettor in it.
All these things also which are done in an extreme democracy should be done in a tyranny, as permitting great licentiousness to the women in the house, that they may reveal their husbands' secrets; and showing great indulgence to slaves also for the same reason; for slaves and women conspire not against tyrants: but when they are treated with kindness, both of them are abettors of tyrants, and extreme democracies also; and the people too in such a state desire to be despotic.
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
Newman watched their genuflections and gyrations with a grim, still enmity; they seemed aids and abettors of Madame de Cintre's desertion; they were mouthing and droning out their triumph.
Tom had two abettors, in the shape of a couple of old boys, Noah and Benjamin by name, who defended him from Charity, and expended much time upon his education.
However, Plaintiffs' inability to identify accurately Thompson Coburn as an alleged conspirator or abettor does not excuse the untimely filing of their petition or delay the accrual of their causes of action.
Police Constable Hassan Khan Pathan belonging to Balochistan police, and his abettor Daud Pathan were apprehended.
The line-up includes Samsara Blues Experiment from Germany, The Great Machine from Israel, Naxatras from Greece and local bands Abettor and The Low Spark.