Abessive



noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate absence or lack.
the abessive case.

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    to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing: to abet a swindler; to abet a crime. Contemporary Examples He was there to aid and abet when Wade got hot in the fourth quarter. The Vindication of LeBron James Buzz Bissinger May 31, 2011 Those who did so used their medical training […]

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  • Abetment

    to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing: to abet a swindler; to abet a crime. Historical Examples With the aid and abetment of a bottle of excellent Montrachet, however, one contrived to worry through. Red Masquerade Louis Joseph Vance Now Esther herself was offering her own abetment in almost the […]

  • Abetted

    to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing: to abet a swindler; to abet a crime. Contemporary Examples James Carroll on how the Catholic Church aided and abetted the offenders. The Vatican’s Sex Cover-up James Carroll March 10, 2010 It has deepened with each passing year, as successive governments have aided […]



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