soilure

[soil-yer]

Origin of soilure

1250–1300; Middle English soylure < Old French soilleure, equivalent to soill(ier) (see soil2) + -eure (< Latin -ātūra; see -ate1, -ure)
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soilure

noun archaic
  1. the act of soiling or the state of being soiled
  2. a stain or blot

Word Origin for soilure

C13: from Old French soilleure, from soillier to soil ²
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