Meaning of ESSOIN in English

ESSOIN

/i soyn"/ , n.

(in England) an excuse for nonappearance in a court of law at the prescribed time.

[ 1300-50; ME essoine essoigne, essoine, n. deriv. of essoinier to put forward such an excuse, v. deriv. (with es- EX-) of sogne, ult.

sunnja legal excuse, care (cf. OS sunnea, ON syn denial, Goth sunja truth) ]

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