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abettor

[uh-bet-er] /əˈbɛt ər/
noun
1.
a person who abets.
Also, abetter.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Anglo-French abettour. See abet, -or2
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Examples from the web for abettor
  • In such case, cider and abettor need not have had actual knowledge that principals would be armed.
  • Each of the defendants is charged as an aider and abettor as well as a principal for each of the offenses.
  • Mere presence, even with knowledge that an offense is about to be committed, is not enough to make one an aider or abettor.
  • With regard to all but the conspiracy count, the government offered both principal and aider-and-abettor theories of liability.
Encyclopedia Article for abettor

in law, a person who becomes equally guilty in the crime of another by knowingly and voluntarily aiding the criminal during the act itself. An abettor is one kind of accomplice (q.v.), the other being an accessory, who aids the criminal prior to or after the crime

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