Criminal Law; to aid, help or encourage someone else to commit a crime. Commonly referred to as aiding and abetting with regard to criminal charges and offenses.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
In criminal law. To encourage, incite, or set another on to commit a crime. See Abettor. knowledge or felonious intent, whereas the word “abet” includes knowledge of the wrongful purpose and counsel and encouragement in the commission of the crime. People v. Dole, 122 Cal. 486, 55 Pac. 581, 68 Am. St. Rep. 50; People v. Morine, 138 Cal. 626, 72 Pac 166; State v. Empey, 79 Iowa, 460, 44 N. W. 707; Raiford v. State, 59 Ala. 106; White v. People, 81 111. 333.