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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;
- Example: "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
[syn: acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Assoil \As*soil"\, v. t. [OF. assoiler, absoiler, assoldre, F. absoudre, L. absolvere. See Absolve.] 1. To set free; to release. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Till from her hands the spright assoiled is. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To solve; to clear up. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Any child might soon be able to assoil this riddle. --Bp. Jewel. [1913 Webster] 3. To set free from guilt; to absolve. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Acquitted and assoiled from the guilt. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] Many persons think themselves fairly assoiled, because they are . . . not of scandalous lives. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 4. To expiate; to atone for. [Archaic] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Let each act assoil a fault. --E. Arnold. [1913 Webster] 5. To remove; to put off. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] She soundly slept, and careful thoughts did quite assoil. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Assoil \As*soil"\, v. t. [Pref. ad- + soil.] To soil; to stain. [Obs. or Poet.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Ne'er assoil my cobwebbed shield. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

assoil v 1: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges" [syn: acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate] [ant: convict]




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