What is Abet?

Legal Definition
To criminally assist another person in the commission of a crime including in planning a crime, escaping from a crime, or in the actual commission of the crime.
Illustrative caselaw
See, e.g. Gonzales v. Duenas-Alvarez, 549 U.S. 183 (2007).
See also
Legal Definition
Crim. law. To encourage or set another on to commit a crime. This word is always taken in a bad sense. To abet another to commit a murder, is to command, procure, or counsel him to commit it. Old Nat. Brev 21; Col Litt. 475.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Refer to aid and abet for further explanation.