abettor

  • 1 abettor — I noun accessory, accomplice, accomplice in crime, actuator, adjutant, advocate, aide, aider, assistant, associate, auxiliary, backer, coadjutor, collaborator, confederate, conspirator, cooperator, encourager, exponent, favorer, fomentor, helper …

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  • 2 Abettor — (from to abet, Old French abeter , á and beter , to bait, urge dogs upon any one; this word is probably of Scandinavian origin, meaning to cause to bite), is a law term implying one who instigates, encourages or assists another to commit an… …

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  • 3 abettor — accessory, accomplice, *confederate, conspirator …

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  • 4 abettor — [n] assistant accessory, accomplice, co conspirator, confederate, cooperator, helper, partner in crime*, second, supporter; concept 348 …

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  • 5 Abettor — Abetter A*bet ter, Abettor A*bet*tor, n. One who abets; an instigator of an offense or an offender. [1913 Webster] Note: The form abettor is the legal term and also in general use. [1913 Webster] Syn: {Abettor}, {Accessory}, {Accomplice}. Usage:… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 abettor — /abetar/ An instigator, or setter on; one who promotes or procures a crime to be committed. Handy v. State, 326 A.2d 189. One who commands, advises, instigates, or encourages another to commit a crime. A person who, being present, incites another …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 7 abettor — /euh bet euhr/, n. a person who abets. Also, abetter. [1505 15; < AF abettour. See ABET, OR2] * * * ▪ law       in law, a person who becomes equally guilty in the crime of another by knowingly and voluntarily aiding the criminal during the act… …

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  • 8 abettor — abet ► VERB (abetted, abetting) (usu. in phrase aid and abet) ▪ encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime. DERIVATIVES abetment noun abetter (also abettor) noun. ORIGIN Old French abeter, from be …

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  • 9 abettor — noun see abet …

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  • 10 abettor — noun A variant spelling of abetter to be preferred in legal documents. one who encourages in doing bad things …

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  • 11 abettor — Synonyms and related words: Maecenas, accessory, accomplice, accomplice in crime, actuator, admirer, advocate, aficionado, angel, animator, apologist, backer, buff, cajoler, champion, coax, coaxer, coconspirator, cohort, confederate, conspirator …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 abettor — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. assistant, co conspirator, inciter, instigator, confederate, accomplice, accessory, *partner in crime. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) (or abetter) noun A person who helps: aid, attendant, help, helper, reliever,… …

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  • 13 abettor — a bettor || tÉ™ n. one who aids or encourages someone to do something (especially something illegal) …

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  • 14 abettor — n. 1. Assistant, helper, aider, coadjutor, co operator, ally, auxiliary. 2. Advocate, adviser, promoter, instigator. 3. Confederate, accomplice, accessory, particeps criminis, socius criminis …

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  • 15 abettor — n 1. encourager, prompter, urger, spurer, inciter, instigator, provoker, fomenter; stimulator, animator, inspirer; exciter, arouser, rouser, rabble rouser, enflamer, demagogue. 2. helper, aide, assistant, adjutant, coadjutant, coadjutor,… …

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  • 16 abettor — abet·tor …

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  • 17 abettor — One who aids, abets or instigates; one who advises, counsels, procures, or encourages another to commit a crime. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 119 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18 abettor — noun one who helps or encourages or incites another • Syn: ↑abetter • Derivationally related forms: ↑abet (for: ↑abetter), ↑abet • Hypernyms: ↑accessory, ↑ …

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  • 19 aider and abettor — index accomplice, coactor, cohort, colleague, conspirer, copartner (coconspirator) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. B …

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  • 20 show to be an abettor — index involve (implicate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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