Essoiner
Essoiner Es*soin"er, n. (Eng. Law) An attorney who sufficiently excuses the absence of another. [1913 Webster]

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  • Essoiner — Person presenting another s excuse for failure to attend court. (Bennett, Judith M. Women in the Medieval English Countryside, 234) Related terms: Essoin …   Medieval glossary

  • essoiner — es·soin·er …   English syllables

  • essoiner — ə̇ˈsȯinə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Anglo French essonier, essoneour, from essonier, v. + er, our or : one that essoins another …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • essaimer — (è ssè mé) v. n. Sortir en essaim, en parlant des abeilles. REMARQUE    Ce verbe se conjugue avec l auxiliaire avoir, quand il marque l action : Ces mouches n ont pas encore essaimé ; avec l auxiliaire être, quand il marque l état : Ces mouches… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • assoign — vb. a. == excuse, hence as a legal term ‘to put in a plea for delay and non appearance.’ RG. 539. Fr. essoiner sb. == a plea for non appearance at a trial. [asoyne, a sothne]. RG. 539 …   Oldest English Words

  • Essoin — A legal excuse for not being in court, such as being on pilgrimage, illness, king’s service, etc. ♦ Excuse for non attendance in court, or delay permitted a defendant. (Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 244) ♦ The allegation… …   Medieval glossary

  • 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

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