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, 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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  • essoin day — /asoyn dey/ In England, formerly the first general return day of the term, on which the courts sat to receive essoins, i.e., excuses for parties who did not appear in court, according to the summons of writs. 3 Bl.Comm. 278. By St. 11 Geo. IV,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • essoin day — /asoyn dey/ In England, formerly the first general return day of the term, on which the courts sat to receive essoins, i.e., excuses for parties who did not appear in court, according to the summons of writs. 3 Bl.Comm. 278. By St. 11 Geo. IV,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • essoin day — Same as essoign day …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • essoin day — noun : a day formerly set aside by English law for receiving essoins …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Essoin — In old English law, an essoin is an excuse for nonappearance in court. Essoining is the seeking of the same. The person sent to deliver the excuse to the court is an essoiner or essoineur.cite book|title=A New Law Dictionary and… …   Wikipedia

  • essoin — v. /asoyn/ In old English practice, to present or offer an excuse for not appearing in court on an appointed day in obedience to a summons; to cast an essoin. This was anciently done by a person whom the party sent for that purpose, called an… …   Black's law dictionary

  • essoin — v. /asoyn/ In old English practice, to present or offer an excuse for not appearing in court on an appointed day in obedience to a summons; to cast an essoin. This was anciently done by a person whom the party sent for that purpose, called an… …   Black's law dictionary

  • essoin de malo villae — /asoyn diy mslow viliy/ When the defendant is in court the first day; but gone without pleading, and being afterwards surprised by sickness, etc., cannot attend, but sends two essoiners, who openly protest in court that he is detained by sickness …   Black's law dictionary

  • essoin de malo villae — /asoyn diy mslow viliy/ When the defendant is in court the first day; but gone without pleading, and being afterwards surprised by sickness, etc., cannot attend, but sends two essoiners, who openly protest in court that he is detained by sickness …   Black's law dictionary

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