Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Assoil (Page: 92)

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.

Assoil (Page: 92)

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

Ne'er assoil my cobwebbed shield. Wordsworth.