Definitions

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  • n. one who helps or encourages or incites another

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And their biggest aider and abettor is Ottawa itself.

    The new underclass : Law is Cool

  • How much does a hostile nation such as Saudi Arabia need to do before it is deemed an "abettor" rather than an "ally"?

    Assyrian International News Agency

  • A Libya in part or whole under the Gadhafi clan would be a failed, isolated and dangerous place ruled by a vengeful tyrant and a likely abettor of terrorists.

    Obama's Libyan Abdication

  • What this is really about is a Republican effort to gin up sound-bites suitable to the morons watching FauxSnooze about how Obama is “soft on defense” (if not an outright aider and abettor of al Qaeda).

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: April 12, 2010

  • If it is approved, it will then award the death penalty to any aider and abettor of a hijacking as well.

    Indian Cabinet Approves Tougher Hijacking Law

  • Blair could have done so whenever he wished but opted to keep this master of ‘tax, tax, tax, spend, spend, spend’ in office until his last moment as ‘First Lord of the Treasury’ and thus is implicated in the Socialist excesses of the last ten years not as a mere aider and abettor but as a principal in the first degree.

    Cherie & Gordon Trash Smuggo's 'Legacy'

  • Some call me a sell out or, even worse, an abettor of dictators.

    Tom Doctoroff: Books That Reveal China's Cultural Constitution

  • In a way, I figure, strangely enough, we're some bastardized new-century versions of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, carving out our own Finnish (heavily armed) adventure, the venerable Euphrates our Mississippi and the darkness of the desert night a renegade confederate and a willing abettor.

    S.D. Liddick: COP Haditha

  • Hey Rudy, you terrorist abettor, why did you ship that steel from the Trade Towers off to China before it could be examined ... was that that your ticket to ride in 08 you schmuck?

    Quote Of The Day

  • While current events illustrate the irreplaceable role of the state in economic matters, they also emphasize government's responsibility as an abettor of the free market and not a usurper of the market.

    Is Government Better Than the Free Market in Steering the Indian Economy?

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