Definitions for: Assoil


[v] pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
[v] absolve or pardon; archaic



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
More.

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.


As*soil", v. t. [Pref. ad- + soil.]
To soil; to stain. [Obs. or Poet.] --Beau. & Fl.

Ne'er assoil my cobwebbed shield. --Wordsworth.

Synonyms: acquit, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate

Antonyms: convict

See Also: judge, label, pardon, pronounce, purge, vindicate, whitewash

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