aiding and abetting
- A familiar term in criminal law, meaning the advising, counseling, procuring, or encouraging another to commit a crime. One accused of such acts cannot be guilty thereof unless the person aided committed a crime. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 119. If guilty, the one aiding and abetting is himself liable as a principal. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 122.
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