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

    Abettor.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Lat. In old English law. An abettor. Fleta, lib. 2, c. 65, ยง 7. See Abettor. The distinction between abettors and accessaries is the presence or absence at the commission of the crime. Cowell; Fleta, lib. 1, c. 34. Presence and participation are necessary to constitute a person an abettor. Green v. State, 13 Mo. 382; State v. Teahan, 50 Conn. 92; Connaughty v. State, 1 Wis. 159, 60 Am. Dec. 370.

  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One who abets.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In criminal law. An instigator or setter on; one who promotes or procures a crime to be committed;' one who commands, advises, instigates, of encourages another to commit a crime; a person who, being present or in the neighborhood, incites another to commit a crime, and thus becomes a principal.

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