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.]

1. Eng.Law

An excuse for not appearing in court at the return of process; the allegation of an excuse to the court.


Excuse; exemption.


From every work he challenged essoin. Spenser.

Essoin day Eng.Law, the first general return day of the term, on which the court sits to receive essoins.



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