fa·cil·i·tate /fə-'si-lə-ˌtāt/ vt -tat·ed, -tat·ing: to make easier: help bring about
a vehicle used to facilitate commission of the offense
fa·cil·i·ta·tion /fə-ˌsi-lə-'tā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb accelerate, advance, aid, assist, assist the progress, clear, clear the way, deobstruct, disburden, disencumber, disentangle, ease, enable, encourage, expedire, expedite, forward, foster, free from difficulty, free from hindrance, free from impediment, free from obstruction, further, give clearance, hasten, help, lend a hand, lessen the labor, lift a ban, lighten, make a path for, make easy, make possible, open the way for, pave the way, promote, push forward, quicken, rem faciliorem reddere, render a task easier, render assistance, render less difficult, simplify, smooth, speed up associated concepts: accomplice, aiding and abetting, facilitation II index abet, aid, bestow, ease, enable, expedite, favor, further, hasten, help, permit, promote (organize), support (assist)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To assist; to make something possible or easier to accomplish; to make it easier for someone to commit a crime.
facilitation See also aid and abet

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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