Definition of abettor in English:


(also abetter)


  • See abet

    • ‘They would plead as aiders and abettors and get a lesser sentence.’
    • ‘However, difficulties arise when the crime committed by the principal offender is more serious than initially envisaged by the abettors.’
    • ‘Those found guilty of misusing this sad incident for their sinister purpose should be properly punished as abettors of murder and mayhem.’
    • ‘It leads right to those who would seek to prosecute critics of these administrations as abettors and defenders of terrorism.’
    • ‘You can be an aider and abettor in a manslaughter, notwithstanding that your activity did not cause the death.’