aid and abet
- A tautological gift from the legal profession. The two words together tell us nothing that either doesn’t say on its own. The only distinction is that abet is normally reserved for contexts involving criminal intent. Thus it would be careless to speak of a benefactor abetting the construction of a church or youth club.
Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.
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aid and abet — v. To knowingly help someone commit a crime. See also accessory, accomplice The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 … Law dictionary
aid and abet — (law) To assist and encourage, esp in committing a crime • • • Main Entry: ↑aid * * * aid and abet legal phrase to help someone to commit a crime He was charged with aiding and abetting a wanted criminal. Thesaurus: to help someone … Useful english dictionary
aid and abet — ► LAW to help someone do something that is illegal: »Prosecutors argued that he aided and abetted in illegal drug cultivation and sale. Main Entry: ↑aid … Financial and business terms
aid and abet — A tautological gift from the legal profession. The two words together tell us nothing that either doesn t say on its own. The only distinction is that abet is normally reserved for contexts involving criminal intent. Thus it would be careless… … Dictionary of troublesome word
aid and abet — Synonyms and related words: abet, advocate, ask for, comfort, countenance, embolden, encourage, endorse, favor, feed, foster, give encouragement, go for, hearten, invite, keep in countenance, nourish, nurture, shine upon, smile upon, subscribe … Moby Thesaurus
aid and abet — Help, assist, or facilitate the commission of a crime, promote the accomplishment thereof, help in advancing or bringing it about, or encourage, counsel, or incite as to its commission. State v. Fetters, Iowa, 202 N.W.2d 84, 90. It comprehends… … Black's law dictionary
aid and abet — encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime. → abet … English new terms dictionary
aid and abet — verb to be accomplice to someone in an illegal act. A bank employee was also accused of aiding and abetting the gang of robbers … Wiktionary
aid and abet — legal to help someone to commit a crime He was charged with aiding and abetting a wanted criminal … English dictionary
aid and abet — See aiding and abetting … Ballentine's law dictionary