essoin

noun
es·soin | \i-ˈsȯin \

Definition of essoin 

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

2 obsolete : excuse, delay

First Known Use of essoin

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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