verb (used with object) Archaic.

to absolve; acquit; pardon.
to atone for.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb (tr) archaic

to absolve; set free
to atone for

Word Origin for assoil

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