Aid And Abet

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Definition: Aid And Abet


Aid And Abet

Quick Summary of Aid And Abet


To actively, knowingly, or intentionally assist another person in the commission or attempted commission of a crime.




Full Definition of Aid And Abet


To assist another in the commission of a crime by words or conduct.

The person who aids and abets participates in the commission of a crime by performing some overt act or by giving advice or encouragement. He or she must share the criminal intent of the person who actually commits the crime, but it is not necessary for the aider and abettor to be physically present at the scene of the crime.

An aider and abettor is a party to a crime and may be criminally liable as a principal, an accessory before the fact, or an accessory after the fact.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Aid And Abet are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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