essoin

essoin
I. noun (-s)
Etymology: Middle English essoine, from Middle French essoine, essoigne, from Medieval Latin essonia, essonium, exonium, from Latin ex- + Late Latin sonium care, worry
1. English law
a. : an excuse for not appearing in court at the appointed time
b. : an allegation of an excuse of this kind to the court
II. transitive verb (-ed/-ing/-s)
Etymology: Middle English essoinen, from Middle French essonier, essoignier, from Medieval Latin essoniare, from Latin ex- + Late Latin soniari to worry, from sonium care, worry
: to offer or allege an essoin : excuse or make excuse in behalf of for nonappearance in court

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  • 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 — Es*soin , v. t. [OF. essoinier, essoignier, essonier, LL. essoniare, exoniare. See {Essoin}, n.] (Eng. Law) To excuse for nonappearance in court. I ll not essoin thee. Quarles. [1913 Webster] …   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 — noun Etymology: Middle English essoine, from Anglo French, from essonier to offer an essoin, from es ex + *soigne legal excuse, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon sunnea denial, Old English sōth truth more at sooth Date: 14th century 1. an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Essoin — An excuse given for not attending a court. Illness, absence in the king s service or being on *pilgrimage were common and acceptable reasons, since an essoin prevented a case from continuing …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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