aiding and abetting

Definition of aiding and abetting

formal

  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. :  the act of helping someone

    :  help given :  assistance

    :  tangible means of assistance (such as money or supplies)

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

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


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