Transitive verb (archaic): Absolve, Pardon, Acquit, Clear, Expiate
Origin: Middle English, late 12th century (earliest known reference): from Anglo-French assoilé, past participle of assoudre to absolve, from Latin absolvere
This word is so perfect, and so wrong, in so many ways.
“Lester’s gonna raise all kindsa hell he finds out you locked his ass inna holdin’ tank for two days now ‘at Nuella done confessed to killin’ Shorty.”
“She confessed lessen ten minutes ago, but you two bein’ kin an all,” the Sheriff tossed a ring of keys at the deputy, “go on, assoil him and send him home.”
“The priest did what to you in the confessional?”
“I don’t want an apology from the state. I want a complete assoil.”
“I would’ve thought you got enough of that in prison.”