aid and abet


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aid and abet

To assist someone, usually in a mischievous or illegal activity. Gary was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting the jewelry thief. I know other kids aided and abetted Paul in egging our house—he's just the only one who got caught.
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aid and abet someone

Cliché to help someone; to incite someone to do something, possibly something that is wrong. (Originally a legal phrase.) He was scolded for aiding and abetting the boys who were fighting.
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aid and abet

FORMAL
If someone aids and abets another person, they help or encourage them to do something criminal or wrong. His wife was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for aiding and abetting him. Note: This expression is often used in legal contexts.
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aid and abet

help and encourage someone to do something wrong, especially to commit a crime.
Abet comes from an Old French term meaning ‘to encourage a hound to bite’.
1986 Frank Peretti This Present Darkness She strained to think of…any friend who would still aid and abet a fugitive from the law, without questions.
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So long as the accused acts with the forbidden desires to conspire, to aid and abet, or to attempt, he is guilty whatever he does, however innocuous.
14) This Article grapples with the question left open by Rosemond and goes further to examine when proprietors of technology with both legal and illegal uses aid and abet their users' crimes.
Prosecution of Persons Who Aid And Abet Violations.
scheme, attorneys who knowingly aid and abet the fraud will not only
1963 in the 103d Congress would have amended Section 10(b) by inserting the words "or to aid and abet the use or employ any manipulative or deceptive device or contrivance" before the words "in contravention.
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The USWA and ILRF have also filed recent suits under the ATCA on behalf of Drummond employees and SINTRAMIENERGETICA officials Jimmy Rubio and Juan Aguas Romero, claiming that Drummond officials are knowingly continuing to aid and abet paramilitary forces which are attempting to kill them and that Messrs.
I for one would like to see those who aid and abet these activities brought up on charges of willfully aiding and abetting a criminal activity.
Among the additional relief sought is a declaratory judgment stating that MDC cannot now or at any time in the future, aid and abet a breach of the non-compete provisions of the CFLP Partnership Agreement.
There is a broad range of penalties which may be imposed upon them including (i) forfeiture of millions of dollars in distributions from the Partnership for the period during which they were in breach of the agreement (ii) Iris Cantor, Rod Fisher and CFI being required to redeem or forfeit their partnership units and exit the partnership and (iii) Iris Cantor, Rod Fisher and CFI being enjoined from engaging in such conduct in the future and (iv) a declaratory judgment stating that MDC cannot aid and abet a breach of the non-compete provisions of the CFLP Partnership Agreement.
Isn't it a crime to aid and abet those who are breaking the law?
A prohibition against aiding and abetting crimes has been a part of California law for the past 63 years, but it has never been a crime to aid and abet an innocent act,'' Davies wrote.