Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of abetting; aid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Abetment.

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  • noun rare Abetment.

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  • noun the verbal act of urging on

Etymologies

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abet +‎ -al

Examples

  • Her firmness about going was sincere, but she had looked for more dissuasion; and this sprightly abettal of her departure seemed to leave something vacant in the ceremonies She fell singularly taciturn during supper at the Hotel Brunswick, and presently observed, "I hope I shall see Mr. Donohoe."

    Lin McLean

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