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Written by Ephraim Chambers   
Thursday, 01 January 1728 09:00
or ABETTOR, in Law, one who incites, incourages, or sets another on to perform something criminal ; or some way seconds and assists him in the Performance it self.

Thus, they who procure others to sue out false Appeals of Felony, or Murder against Men, to render 'em infamous, are particularly denominated Abettors.

So, Abettors in Murder, are such as advise or procure a Murder to be committed, or are accessory thereto. See MURDER.

There are Abettors in Felony, but not in Treason : the Law looking on all those concern'd in Treason as Principals. See TREASON.