ope et consilio (oh-pee et k<>n-sil-ee-oh). [Latin] Civil law. By aid and counsel. • The term is usu. applied to accessories to crimes. It is analogous to the common-law concept of aiding and abetting. — Abbr. o.c. — Sometimes shortened to ope consilio. Cf. ART AND PART.

[Blacks Law 8th]