abettor abettor

Definition(s):

  • (n) one who helps or encourages or incites another

Usage(s):

  1. And the 13-member County Commission, as if imitating the Florida politicos of a Carl Hiaasen novel, has long been considered developers' most willing abettor.
  2. The nation is deep in a costly and frustrating struggle in Algeria, and chief aider and abettor of the rebels is Dictator Nasser.
  3. Why does it find itself portrayed, by such disparate men as Nasser and Nehru, as a covert aider and abettor of imperialism?

News

  1. U.S. Marshals capture escaped Jackson County inmate Jack Sanders, abettor in Grand Bay

    U.S. Marshals located and arrested an escaped Jackson County Adult Detention Center inmate and his abettor this morning in Grand Bay, Sheriff Charles Britt said.
    on May 1, 2014     Source: Mobile Press-Register

  2. First Listen: Brian Eno & Karl Hyde, 'Someday World'

    For 40-plus years, Eno has been a sonic abettor and collaborator beyond his own solo career. Here, he teams up with former Underworld member and vocalist Karl Hyde.
    on April 28, 2014     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. One of Veerappan's associates escaped the encounter and Vijayakumar said: "We are looking for a man, who is supposed to be an abettor."
    on Oct 19, 2004 By: Vijayakumar Source: INDOlink

  2. "We could understand his right to run, but we were just convinced after the meeting that this was just about Nader," Cummings said. "First of all, he can't win, but he can be an aider and abettor of four more years of President Bush's...
    on Jun 24, 2004 By: Elijah Cummings Source: Washington Post

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