Definitions

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  • v. To absolve, acquit; to release from blame or sin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To absolve; to acquit by sentence of court.

Etymologies

Scottish form of assoil (reflecting Middle English -lȝ-). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You have already been more bounteous of your favours to Henry Smith than your mother, whom God assoilzie, ever was to me before I married her.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • I think there be none in the whole Clan Quhele, save those which I myself gave to Gilchrist MacIan, whom God assoilzie, who esteemed them a choice propine.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Heaven and our Lady assoilzie him of his sins, and abridge the penance of his mortal infirmities! —

    The Abbot

  • After a patient hearing seven of the judges voted to "sustain the reasons of reduction," and the other seven to "assoilzie the defender."

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • 'That reiver, Patrick Hepburn, let the priest from Haddington come to assoilzie and housel her,' responded Jean.

    Two Penniless Princesses

  • ` ` God assoilzie her! '' ejaculated old Elspeth, her head apparently still occupied by the event of the Countess's death;

    The Antiquary

  • Earl of Glenallan, ` ` that I was the favourite and confidential attendant of Joscelind, Countess of Glenallan, whom God assoilzie! ''

    The Antiquary

  • But if Sir Aymer de Valence has a fondness for martial tales of former days, methinks he had better learn them from the ancient soldiers who have followed Edward the First, whom God assoilzie, and who have known before his time the Barons 'wars and Other onslaughts, in which the knights and archers of merry England transmitted so many gallant actions to be recorded by fame; this truly,

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • Clan Quhele, save those which I myself gave to Gilchrist MacIan, whom God assoilzie, who esteemed them a choice propine.

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

  • "I will not do my late noble lord -- (may God assoilzie him!) -- the injustice to suppose he would have urged aught in this matter which squared not with your free choice."

    The Betrothed

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