assoil [uh-soil] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object) Archaic.

  1. to absolve; acquit; pardon.
  2. 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.

    Sir Nigel

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • 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

  • 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

  • British Dictionary definitions for assoil 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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