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  • v. Present participle of abet.

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Examples

  • Vatican officials for crimes against humanity for what they described as abetting and covering up the rape and sexual assault of children by priests.

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  • In September, human rights lawyers and victims of clergy sexual abuse filed a complaint in the United States urging the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate and prosecute Pope Benedict XVI and three top Vatican officials for crimes against humanity for what they described as abetting and covering up the rape and sexual assault of children by priests.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Treasury Department has designated as a proliferator for what it says is the bank's role in abetting Iran's nuclear activities and earlier this month barred from accessing the American market.

    Iran's European Helpers

  • Black, who liquidated a few banks in his time and earned the eternal enmity of Charles Keating, minces no words in describing the massive fraud by bankers and the regulators, including Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, whom he describes as abetting them.

    The Progressive

  • If I remember correctly, this prick was so intrinsically involved in abetting Ensign in his crimes that he tried to haggle down the amount with the poor schmuck whose wife was screwing his boss.

    Think Progress » Coburn: Blocking Unemployment Benefits Is Fine Because It Only Affects A ‘Small Amount Of People’

  • Rather, it’s the misguided conviction that alcohol facilitates the act of writing, emboldens the imagination, sharpens wits, and performs many other useful functions in abetting the bardic spirit.

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  • Ja’afar had also acted generously but imprudently in abetting the escape of Yahya bin Abdillah, Sayyid and Alide, for whom the Caliph had commanded confinement in a close dark dungeon: when charged with disobedience the Wazir had made full confession and Harun had (they say) exclaimed, “Thou hast done well!” but was heard to mutter, “Allah slay me an I slay thee not.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In June 2001, the International Labor Rights Fund filed a lawsuit on behalf of 11 villagers against the American oil behemoth, ExxonMobile, for "abetting" abuses in Aceh, Indonesia.

    The Business of Torture

  • Like Barack Obama's "abetting" Wall Street corruption and silence on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when John McCain tried to defuse the bomb.

    Waldo's Virginia Political Blogroll

  • "low-road" politics and "abetting" corruption on Wednesday, a day after the presidential candidates engaged in a tense but civil debate.

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