Definitions

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  • transitive verb (Scots Law) To absolve; to acquit by sentence of court.

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  • verb transitive, archaic To absolve, acquit; to release from blame or sin.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 St. Valentine's Day

  • 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

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