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assoil

play
verb as·soil \ə-ˈsȯi(-ə)l\

Definition of assoil

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  absolve, pardon

  3. 2 archaic :  acquit, clear

  4. 3 archaic :  expiate

as·soil·mentplay \-mənt\ noun, archaic


Origin of assoil

Middle English, from Anglo-French assoilé, past participle of assoudre to absolve, from Latin absolvere


First Known Use: 13th century


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