Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To aid, counsel, assist, procure, or facilitate in the commission of an act. See 25 S. W. (Tex.) 994.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In criminal law. To encourage, Incite or set another on to commit a crime. See Abettor. "Aid" and "abet" are nearly synonymous terms as generally used; but, strictly speaking, the former term does not imply guilty 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. Ren. 50; People v. Morine, 138 Cal. 626, 72 Pan. 166; State v. Empey, 79 Iowa, 460, 44 N. W. 707 ; Raiford v. State, 59 Ala. 106; White v. People, 81 111. 333.

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