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Meaning of ASSOIL

Pronunciation:  u'soyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
  2. [v]  absolve or pardon; archaic
 

ASSOIL is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: acquit, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate
 
 Antonyms: convict
 
 See Also: judge, label, pardon, pronounce, purge, vindicate, whitewash

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \As*soil"\, v. t. [Pref. ad- + soil.]
    To soil; to stain. [Obs. or Poet.] --Beau. & Fl.
    
          Ne'er assoil my cobwebbed shield.        --Wordsworth.
    
    
 

 

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