Es*soin" (?) ∨ 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&omac;n to justify, OS. sunnea impediment, OHG. sunna.]
An excuse for not appearing in court at the return of process; the allegation of an excuse to the court.
From every work he challenged essoin.
Essoin day Eng.Law, the first general return day of the term, on which the court sits to receive essoins.
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