verb (used with object), a·bet·ted, a·bet·ting.
Origin of abet
Examples from the Web for abetment
Then follows a chapter on abetment, in other words, the instigation of a person to do a wrongful act.
Now Esther herself was offering her own abetment in almost the same terms.The Prisoner|Alice Brown
With the aid and abetment of a bottle of excellent Montrachet, however, one contrived to worry through.Red Masquerade|Louis Joseph Vance
verb abets, abetting or abetted
Word Origin for abet
late 14c. (implied in abetting), from Old French abeter "to bait, to harass with dogs," literally "to cause to bite," from a- "to" (see ad-) + beter "to bait," from a Germanic source, perhaps Low Franconian betan "incite," or Old Norse beita "cause to bite," from Proto-Germanic *baitjan, from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (see fissure). Related: Abetted; abetting.