abetter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n abetter one who helps or encourages or incites another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abetter One who abets; an instigator of an offense or an offender.☞ The form abettor is the legal term and also in general use.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abetter One who abets or incites; one who aids or encourages another to commit a crime; a supporter or encourager of something bad. Abettor is the form used in law.
    • n abetter In law, an abettor, as distinguished from an accessory, is more especially one who, being present, gives aid or encouragement.
    • n abetter One who aids, supports, or encourages: in a good sense.
    • n abetter Synonyms Abettor, Accessory, Accomplice. See accomplice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Abetter one who abets
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. abeterà (—L. ad, to), and beter, to bait, from root of Bait.

Usage

In literature:

They occasionally raised themselves on their hind-legs to get abetter view.
"The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals" by Charles Darwin
It is really too bad, that the Primate of Ireland, of all men living, should be made the abetter in two fallacies.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 10, August, 1858" by Various
He had no more sense than Tom-fool, the abetter of follies.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
Have you been dreaming of Lewis Rand as the aider and abetter of Colonel Burr's designs, whatever they may be!
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
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In news:

Secure open burial sites abetter .
Secure open burial sites abetter.
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In science:

In order to obtain abetter insight, we need to know the numerical values of the model parameters.
Brane Cosmology with the Chameleon Scalar Field in Bulk
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