essoin

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

es·soin

noun \i-ˈsin\

Definition of ESSOIN

1
:  an excuse for not appearing in an English law court at the appointed time
2
obsolete :  excuse, delay

Origin 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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: essoin day
Previous Word in the Dictionary: essoign
All Words Near: essoin

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up essoin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).