noun es·soin \i-ˈsin\

Definition of ESSOIN

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


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