abetter definition

  • noun:
    • person who abets; an instigator of an offense or an offender.
    • person who abets or incites; one who aids or encourages another to commit a crime; a supporter or encourager of something bad. Abettor could be the kind found in legislation.
    • in-law, an abettor, as distinguished from an accessory, is much more specially one that, being present, offers help or encouragement.
    • a person who aids, supports, or encourages: in good sense.
    • Synonyms Abettor, Accessory, Accomplice. See accomplice.
    • one who assists or promotes or incites another

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