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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.

abetment, abettal

the act of abetting or inciting another to commit a crime. — abettor, abetter, n.
See also: Aid
the act of abetting or inciting another to commit a crime. — abettor, abetter, n.
See also: Crime
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abetment - the verbal act of urging onabetment - the verbal act of urging on    
encouragement - the expression of approval and support


The act or an instance of helping:


[əˈbetmənt] Nincitación f, instigación f (Jur) → complicidad f


, abettal
(= support)Hilfe f, → Unterstützung f
(Jur) → Beihilfe f, → Vorschub m
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The MPIAS Officers Association demand that criminal cases be registered against the persons who have committed the assault and everybody else present and guilty of abetment," an official statement from the association read.
Pancholi, who is charged with abetment, and posted the next hearing for February 21.
The case was registered at Sachal police station under sections 302 (premeditated murder, 365 (Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 344 (wrongful confinement for ten or more days), 109 (punishment of abetment if the Act abetted committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment) and 34 (common intention of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
During investigation, she confessed that she had illicit relations with Muneer Ahmad of the same locality and killed her husband with the abetment of her paramour and threw the body of Afzal near Sadhar Bypass.
when Jam Saleh Muhammad with the abetment of his accomplices
On Monday, Sona was returning home after getting medicines from Meeranpur hospital along with his family when Jam Saleh Mohammad with the abetment of his accomplices opened fire on him.
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KARACHI -- Accountability Court (AC) has allowed former petroleum minister Dr Asim who is arrested in cases of corruption and abetment of terrorists to seek treatment at his personal hospital.
The DCW notice reads: " Prima facie, this appears to be a shocking instance of alleged victimization and abetment of suicide of the family of an accused.
He was found guilty of mass killing, murder, abduction, torture, rape, persecution and abetment of torture in central Mymensingh region.
Sooraj was arrested on charges of abetment to suicide and kept in judicial custody.
In the suicide note, reportedly addressed to Suraj, Jiah accused him of physical abuse, rape, threats and cheating, leading up to his arrest on Monday on charges of abetment.