verb (used with object), a·bet·ted, a·bet·ting.
Origin of abet
Examples from the Web for abetting
“This is aiding and abetting criminal activity,” charges campaign finance attorney Dan Backer, counsel for Stop Hillary.Hillary’s SuperPAC War Proves Yet Again That Campaign Finance Needs a Fix|Michelle Cottle|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Awoonor had driven the friend to Togo only to be accused of abetting the escape of a plotter in an unsuccessful coup.Kofi Awoonor, the Ghanaian Poet Killed in Westgate Mall Attack|Michael Daly|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Simple assault, battery, aiding and abetting, harboring a fugitive, and also obstruction of justice took place.
Is there something, er, deficient about the type of guy who earns a living saving lives, succoring the sick, abetting the needy?
This week, Charles Taylor was convicted of aiding and abetting war crimes.Liberian Nostalgia for War Criminal Charles Taylor|Finlay Young|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
King James had thus rewarded him for abetting the folly of his son.Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)|Charles Morris
A recruit, for aiding and abetting the populace, was sentenced to receive 500 lashes!Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century|T. C. Turberville
You have so far stolen nothing so I should not be aiding or abetting a crime.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal|Wyndham Martyn
Do you expect the laws to protect you while you are aiding and abetting those who are trying to destroy them?The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army|Oliver Optic
Notwithstanding all these unfortunate appearances, it is generally believed that Cortez was not abetting in his death.Hernando Cortez|John S. C. Abbott
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.