With the aid and abetment of a bottle of excellent Montrachet, however, one contrived to worry through.
Now Esther herself was offering her own abetment in almost the same terms.
Then follows a chapter on abetment, in other words, the instigation of a person to do a wrongful act.
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.