to absolve; acquit; pardon.
to atone for.
- as·soil·ment, noun
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How to use assoil in a sentence
A tear glittered in his eye, and if it were a sin Heaven assoil me, for I yielded to his importunity and granted him the blessing.Heroines of the Crusades | C. A. Bloss
Heaven assoil thee of thy sin,” said Eleanor, turning to depart, “at dawn we meet again.Heroines of the Crusades | C. A. Bloss
And then he kneeled down on his knee, and prayed the Bishop to shrive him and assoil him.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II) | Thomas Malory
Doubtless he may pardon and assoil all such in their unhappiness, forasmuch as the secret of it is with him.The Blue Flower, and Others | Henry van Dyke
And then he kneeled down on his knees, and prayed the hermit for to shrive him and assoil him.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages | Edward Lewes Cutts
British Dictionary definitions for assoil
to absolve; set free
to atone for
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