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assoil

[uh-soil] /əˈsɔɪl/
verb (used with object), Archaic.
1.
to absolve; acquit; pardon.
2.
to atone for.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English asoilen < Anglo-French asoiler, Old French asoilier, variant of asoldre < Latin absolvere to absolve
Related forms
assoilment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for assoil

assoil

/əˈsɔɪl/
verb (transitive) (archaic)
1.
to absolve; set free
2.
to atone for
Word Origin
C13: from Old French assoldre, from Latin absolvere to absolve
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