- 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)