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CO-OPERATION IN EVIL

The concurrence with another in a sinful action. This concurrence may be done in several ways: by acting with another in the same sin, as when a person joins another in perpetrating a robbery; by supplying a person what is helpful in performing a sinful action, such as providing a gun or other deadly weapon; and by commanding or suggesting that one do something sinful, by encouraging him or her or suggesting means of carrying it into effect.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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