index condone, palliate (excuse), remit (release from penalty)

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  • Assoil — As*soil , v. t. [OF. assoiler, absoiler, assoldre, F. absoudre, L. absolvere. See {Absolve}.] 1. To set free; to release. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Till from her hands the spright assoiled is. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To solve; to clear up. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assoil — As*soil , v. t. [Pref. ad + soil.] To soil; to stain. [Obs. or Poet.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Ne er assoil my cobwebbed shield. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assoil — [ə soil′] vt. [ME assoilen < OFr assoil , pres. stem of assoldre < L absolvere, ABSOLVE] Archaic 1. to absolve or acquit 2. to atone for …   English World dictionary

  • assoil — /ssoyl/ (assoil, assoile, absoile, assoilyie.) To absolve; acquit; to set free; to deliver from excommunication absoile, assoil, assoile /asoyl/ To pardon; to deliver from excommunication …   Black's law dictionary

  • assoil — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French assoilé, past participle of assoudre to absolve, from Latin absolvere Date: 13th century 1. archaic absolve, pardon 2. archaic acquit, clear …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assoil — assoilment, n. /euh soyl /, v.t. Archaic. 1. to absolve; acquit; pardon. 2. to atone for. [1250 1300; ME asoilen < AF asoiler, OF asoilier, var. of asoldre < L absolvere to ABSOLVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • assoil — verb /əˈsɔɪl/ a) To absolve, acquit; to release from blame or sin. But first thou must a season fast and pray, / Till from her bands the spright assoiled is [...]. b) To set free, release. See Also: assoilzie …   Wiktionary

  • assoil — v. a. == absolve. RG. 464, 501 …   Oldest English Words

  • assoil — v. acquit a person; pardon; atone for something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assoil — as·soil …   English syllables

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