assoil [uh-soil] ExamplesWord Origin 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 Examples from the Web for assoil Historical Examples of assoil
It may be that it will ease and assoil your souls if you would wish to handle it.
Arthur Conan Doyle
And then he kneeled down on his knees, and prayed the hermit for to shrive him and assoil him.
Edward Lewes Cutts
And then he kneeled down on his knee, and prayed the Bishop to shrive him and assoil him.
Doubtless he may pardon and assoil all such in their unhappiness, forasmuch as the secret of it is with him.
Henry van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for assoil assoil verb (tr) archaic
- to absolve; set free
- to atone for
Word Origin for assoil C13: from Old French assoldre, from Latin absolvere to absolve