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essoin

[ ih-soin ]
/ ɪˈsɔɪn /
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noun

(in England) an excuse for nonappearance in a court of law at the prescribed time.

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Origin of essoin

1300–50; Middle English essoine<Anglo-French, Old French essoigne, essoine, noun derivative of essoinier to put forward such an excuse, verbal derivative (with es-ex-1) of sogne, ultimately <Old Low Franconian *sunnja legal excuse, care (compare Old Saxon sunnea,Old Norse syn denial, Gothic sunja truth)
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