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.

 

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As*soil", v. t. [Pref. ad- + soil.]

To soil; to stain.

[Obs. or Poet.]

Beau. & Fl.

Ne'er assoil my cobwebbed shield. Wordsworth.

 

© Webster 1913.

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