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abet

in English law, aiding and abetting is the helping in some way of the principal offender. It is in itself a crime but depends upon some earlier communication between the parties. See, for Scotland, ART AND PART.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
References in classic literature ?
For natural selection acts by either now adapting the varying parts of each being to its organic and inorganic conditions of life; or by having adapted them during long-past periods of time: the adaptations being aided in some cases by use and disuse, being slightly affected by the direct action of the external conditions of life, and being in all cases subjected to the several laws of growth.
The trappings of warriors of Okar aided in the deception; and for wear beyond the hothouse cities we each had suits of the black- and yellow-striped orluk.
His job sounds like that of a modern-day Robin Hood, deceiving the rich to aid the poor, spreading the wealth, except he aided not through sword and bow, but through statistics and convincing rhetoric.