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aiding and abetting

Definition of aiding and abetting


  1. :  helping and encouraging <She is charged with aiding and abetting the thief in his getaway.>

Word by Word Definitions

aidplay aiding
  1. :  to provide with what is useful or necessary in achieving an end

    :  to give assistance

  1. :  a subsidy granted to the king by the English parliament until the 18th century for an extraordinary purpose

    :  the act of helping

    :  help given :  assistance

abetplay abetting
  1. :  to actively second and encourage (as an activity or plan)

    :  to assist or support in the achievement of a purpose

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