Meaning of ESSOIN in English


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

2. obsolete : excuse , exemption , delay

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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