1. (v. t.) To aid or encourage an improper act; as, to abet one in his wicked courses\; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection.

2. (v. t.) To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense.

3. (v. t.) To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.

4. (n.) Act of abetting; aid.

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