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assoil

[ uh-soil ]
/ əˈsɔɪl /
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verb (used with object) Archaic.

to absolve; acquit; pardon.
to atone for.

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Origin of assoil

1250–1300; Middle English asoilen<Anglo-French asoiler,Old French asoilier, variant of asoldre<Latin absolvere to absolve
as·soil·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for assoil

assoil
/ (əˈsɔɪl) /

verb (tr) archaic

to absolve; set free
to atone for
C13: from Old French assoldre, from Latin absolvere to absolve
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