aiding and abetting

Definition of aiding and abetting

formal
:helping and encouraging
  • She is charged with aiding and abetting the thief in his getaway.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to give assistance

  1. : the act of helping someone

  2. : help given : assistance

  3. : aide

abet play abetting
  1. : to actively second and encourage (something, such as an activity or plan)

  2. : to assist or support (someone) in the achievement of a purpose


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