A variant spelling of abetter to be preferred in legal documents. one who encourages in doing bad things.

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  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • abettor — accessory, accomplice, *confederate, conspirator …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • abettor — noun see abet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

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