Essoign
Essoin Es*soin"or Essoign Es*soign, n. [OF. essoine, essoigne, F. exoine, L. essonia, exonia; pref. ex- (L. ex from) + sunnis, sunnia, sonia, hindrance, excuse. Cf. Icel. syn refusal, synja to deny, refuse, Goth. sunja truth, sunj[=o]n to justify, OS. sunnea impediment, OHG. sunna.] 1. (Eng. Law) An excuse for not appearing in court at the return of process; the allegation of an excuse to the court. [1913 Webster]

2. Excuse; exemption. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

From every work he challenged essoin. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Essoin day} (Eng. Law), the first general return day of the term, on which the court sits to receive essoins. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • essoign — es·soign …   English syllables

  • essoign — An excuse made to the court by a defendant who failed to appear according to the summons of a writ. See 3 Bl Comm 278 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • Essoin day — Essoin Es*soin or Essoign Es*soign, n. [OF. essoine, essoigne, F. exoine, L. essonia, exonia; pref. ex (L. ex from) + sunnis, sunnia, sonia, hindrance, excuse. Cf. Icel. syn refusal, synja to deny, refuse, Goth. sunja truth, sunj[=o]n to justify …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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