Definition of 'abet'
Example sentences containing 'abet'
You are aiding and abetting his behaviour.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Both men face a retrial on one count of aiding and abetting misconduct in public office by paying a police officer.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Is that not aiding and abetting?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Bourne neither aided nor abetted me.Anti-Ice (1993)
He is suspected of abetting prostitution.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
That joint enterprise could either rest on an agreement or common purpose to commit the affray or simple aiding and abetting of it.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
For years, the aiding and abetting of suicide was a crime.Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
All four were held on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office and conspiracy in relation to both offences.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The Met said all five Sun journalists had been arrested on suspicion of corruption and aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
In 2002 a federal grand jury sitting in Texas returned an indictment charging the defendants with wire fraud and aiding and abetting wire fraud.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They should present it for what it is - aiding and abetting suicide - rather than try to pretend it is something more comforting.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
There will be much written about the pros and cons of this case: murder is unlawful, aiding and abetting suicide is illegal.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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