tr.v. as·soiled, as·soil·ing, as·soils
1. To absolve; pardon.
2. To atone for.
[Middle English assoilen, from Old French assoldre, assoil-, from Latin absolvere, to set free : ab-, away; see AB-1 + solvere, to loosen; see leu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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