James Carroll on how the Catholic Church aided and abetted the offenders.
It has deepened with each passing year, as successive governments have aided and abetted the settlement enterprise.
Forget about the Second Amendment—the gun lobby, abetted by timorous Republicans, is trying to privatize law and order.
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.