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

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Anglo-Norman assoiler, from the tonic stem of Old French asoldre (modern absoudre), from Latin absolvere ‘absolve’.




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

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