assoil

[uh-soil]

Origin of assoil

1250–1300; Middle English asoilen < Anglo-French asoiler, Old French asoilier, variant of asoldre < Latin absolvere to absolve
Related formsas·soil·ment, noun
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assoil

verb (tr) archaic
  1. to absolve; set free
  2. to atone for

Word Origin for assoil

C13: from Old French assoldre, from Latin absolvere to absolve
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