assoilzie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

assoilzie (third-person singular simple present assoilzies, present participle assoilzing or assoilzying, simple past and past participle assoilzied or assoilzed)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To absolve, acquit; to release from blame or sin.
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe:
      There is more than mere strength, there seems as if the whole soul and spirit of the champion were given to every blow which he deals upon his enemies. God assoilzie him of the sin of bloodshed! — it is fearful, yet magnificent, to behold how the arm and heart of one man can triumph over hundreds.
    • 1830, Mary Shelley, The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck:
      "Cousin," replied Desmond, "one son of York made my father, whose soul God assoilzie! Lord Deputy; another chopped off his head--so much for the White Rose..."