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assoil


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assoil  \As*soil"\,  v.  t.  [OF.  assoiler  absoiler  assoldre  F. 
  absoudre  L.  absolvere  See  {Absolve}.] 
  1.  To  set  free  to  release.  [Archaic] 
 
  Till  from  her  hands  the  spright  assoiled  is 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  solve;  to  clear  up  [Obs.] 
 
  Any  child  might  soon  be  able  to  assoil  this  riddle. 
  --Bp.  Jewel. 
 
  3.  To  set  free  from  guilt;  to  absolve.  [Archaic] 
 
  Acquitted  and  assoiled  from  the  guilt.  --Dr.  H. 
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  Many  persons  think  themselves  fairly  assoiled, 
  because  they  are  .  .  .  not  of  scandalous  lives. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  4.  To  expiate;  to  atone  for  [Archaic]  --Spenser. 
 
  Let  each  act  assoil  a  fault.  --E.  Arnold. 
 
  5.  To  remove;  to  put  off  [Obs.] 
 
  She  soundly  slept,  and  careful  thoughts  did  quite 
  assoil.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assoil  \As*soil"\,  v.  t.  [Pref.  ad-  +  soil.] 
  To  soil;  to  stain.  [Obs.  or  Poet.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  Ne'er  assoil  my  cobwebbed  shield.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assoil 
  v  1:  absolve  or  pardon;  archaic 
  2:  pronounce  not  guilty  of  criminal  charges;  "The  suspect  was 
  cleared  of  the  murder  charges"  [syn:  {acquit},  {clear},  {discharge}, 
  {exonerate},  {exculpate}]  [ant:  {convict}] 




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