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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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And when they had killed the occupants of the car they found that Simon de Montfort was not among them, but instead he had fastened there three important citizens of London, old men and influential, who had opposed him, and aided and abetted the King.
And every fight was made up in more rounds of drinks, wherein the combatants, aided and abetted by the rest of us, embraced each other and pledged undying friendship.
It is a question if the original cause of his attachment for Tarzan was still at all clear in the mind of the panther, though doubtless some subconscious suggestion, superinduced by this primary reason and aided and abetted by the habit of the past few days, did much to compel the beast to tolerate treatment at his hands that would have sent it at the throat of any other creature.
Now, Mrs Varden, regarding the Maypole as a sort of human mantrap, or decoy for husbands; viewing its proprietor, and all who aided and abetted him, in the light of so many poachers among Christian men; and believing, moreover, that the publicans coupled with sinners in Holy Writ were veritable licensed victuallers; was far from being favourably disposed towards her visitor.
And he aided and abetted them in their unfriendly designs, for going to work was farthest from his thoughts.
2d 525, 540 (SDNY 2009)) A defendant may consider whether the complaint adequately alleges the existence of the underlying activity that was aided and abetted.
140) The jury convicted Rosemond of the firearm offense but did not indicate whether it found that he used the gun himself or had merely aided and abetted in its use.
The 65-year-old lost his appeal in September over a string of crimes committed by the Sierra Leonean rebels he aided and abetted during the country's civil war.
Appearing before US District Judge David Briones, he admitted that between December 2005 and January 2007, he knowingly aided and abetted others in an illegal attempt to export zinc/silver oxide reserve batteries, a special component of the Hawk Air Defence Missile, to Iran.
In addition to the conspiracy charge, al Darbi is alleged to have aided and abetted the completed terrorist attack against the French oil tanker, the MV Limburg, which severely injured multiple civilians and caused a large oil spill in the Gulf of Aden in 2002.
The Plaintiffs argue that Alcolac aided and abetted Iraq in committing the crimes against the Kurds, but Alcolac asserts that the claim is not recognized by international law.
Bank of Denver had aided and abetted the Authority's fraudulent
As such, no rational trier of fact could have concluded that Gardner aided and abetted [the principal's] gun-possession.
Molloy wrote that, in a common law court, all those who aided and abetted pirates were accorded principal status: "If a Pirate at Sea assault a Ship, but by force is prevented from entering her, and in the attempt the Pirate happens to slay a person on the other Ship, they are all Principals in such a Murder, if the Common Law hath jurisdiction over the cause.
The typical allegation in such cases is that the law firm aided and abetted the dishonest client's breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, or other misconduct, thus harming third parties.