- to absolve or acquit
- to atone for
Origin of assoilMiddle English assoilen from Old French assoil-, present tense stem of assoldre from Classical Latin absolvere, absolve
transitive verbas·soiled, as·soil·ing, as·soils Archaic
- To absolve; pardon.
- To atone for.
Origin of assoilMiddle English assoilen from Old French assoldre assoil- from Latin absolvere to set free ab- away ; see ab- 1. solvere to loosen ; see leu- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present assoils, present participle assoiling, simple past and past participle assoiled)