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Definition of the noun abettor

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noun - plural: abettors

  1. one who helps or encourages or incites another
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • alternative spelling: abetter
    • more generic words: accessary / accessory = someone who helps another person commit a crime

Alternative definition of the noun abettor


  1. [legal] A variant spelling of abetter to be preferred in legal documents.


Abettor a.k.a. Abetting: Abettor, is a legal term implying one who instigates, encourages or assists another to commit an offence.

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Google previewThe Columbia Guide to Standard American English (2005)

by Kenneth Wilson

It has two Standard spellings, but abettor is the more frequent. abhorrent (adj.) ...

Google previewChoice and Practical Expositions on Four Select Psalms: Viz. the Fourth Psalm, in Eight, the Forty-second Psalm, in Ten, the Fifty-first Psalm, in Twenty, the Sixty-third Psalm, in Seven, Sermons. Preached by ... Thomas Horton, Etc. [Edited by William Dillingham. With the Text.] (1675)

A good Abettor is a good help to a good Cause: Now this is that which God's servants partake of, whiles they have God himself to plead for them, as they areimplyed here to have. Andit is comfortable in all the wrongs, and injuries, and neglests ...

Google previewThe Law Lexicon, Or Dictionary of Jurisprudence (1848)

by John Jane Smith Wharton

An abettor is an instigator or setter on, one ...

Google previewThe Lawyers Reports Annotated (1915)

The distinction here made between the principal offender and the aider and abettor is that made at comm6n law between principals in the first and in the second degree. The distinction between principal and accessory raises an entirely ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

An abettor is an accessory (q.v.) and, by the better opinion, an accessory before the fact. ABEY'ANCE (OF. abeiance, from a, Lat. ad, at + OF. beer, Ft. bayer. Middle Lat. badare, to gape, to expect). A legal term importing that the title to real or ...

Google previewA - Andes (1833)

ABETTOR. The etymology of this word is somewhat uncertain; it may be derived from the Saxon betan, to push forward, or incite. An abettor is an instigator or setter on—one that procures another to commit a crime.

Google previewThe Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful Knowledge (1833)

An abettor is an instigator or setter on—one that procures another to commit a crime.

Google previewA law dictionary for the use of students and the legal profession (1875)

by Archibald Brown

This word is commonly used in two senses, 1st, by itself, when it signifies an abettor: See title AIDERS am) ABETToRs. 2ndly, in conjunction with the word verdict. AIDER BY VERDICT means curing by verdict. The principle of aider by verdict is ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B by William Nicholson

ABETTOR, or Abbettor ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

An abettor. Fleta, lib. 2, c. 65, S 7. See Abbitob. ABETTOR. In criminal law. An instigator, or setter on; one who promotes or procures a crime to be committed; one who commands, advises, instigates, ...

Google previewA New Law Dictionary and Institute of the Whole Law (1874)

For the Use of Students, the Legal Profession, and the Public by Archibald Brown

This word is commonly used in two senses, 1st, by itself, when it signifies an abettor : See title Atders awd Abettors. 2ndly, in conjunction with the word verdict. Aider ry Verdtct means curing by verdict, The phrase is used in reference to faults or ...

Google previewA Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the English Language (1856)

Abridged from Webster's American Dictionary, with Numerous Synonyms, Carefully Discriminated by Noah Webster, Chauncey Allen Goodrich, John Walker

ABETTOR — accomplice, accessary. To abh'ir, see To DETEST. ABILITY— capacity, talent, skill, dexterity, address. To ABOLISH — to subvert, overturn, destroy, nullify, abrogate, annul, repeal. To abominate, see To DETEST. ABRIDGMENT ...

Google previewA Concise Law Dictionary (1876)

by Herbert Newman Mozley, George Crispe Whiteley

Thus an abettor of a crime is one who, being present, aids in the commission of the offence. This presence is cither actual or constructive, and distinguishes an abettor from an accessory, who is not present at the performance of the crime, but ...

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Video shows what abettor means. One that abets an offender; one that incites; instigates; encourages.. A supporter or advocate.. abettor pronunciation. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1B3E1T1T1O1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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