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noun es·soin \i-ˈsȯin\

Definition of essoin

  1. 1 :  an excuse for not appearing in an English law court at the appointed time

  2. 2 obsolete :  excuse, delay

Origin and Etymology of essoin

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

First Known Use: 14th century

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