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CIDE DICTIONARY
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essoin

CIDE DICTIONARY

essoinn. [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 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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Excuse; exemption.  [1913 Webster]
    "From every work he challenged essoin."  [1913 Webster]
Essoin day (Eng. Law), the first general return day of the term, on which the court sits to receive essoins. Blackstone.
essoinv. t. [OF. essoinier, essoignier, essonier, LL. essoniare, exoniare. See Essoin, n.].
     To excuse for nonappearance in court.  Quarles.  [1913 Webster]

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