• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Essoign (Eng. Law) An excuse for not appearing in court at the return of process; the allegation of an excuse to the court.
    • Essoign Excuse; exemption. "From every work he challenged essoin ."
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. essoine, essoigne, F. exoine, L. essonia, exonia,; pref. ex-,L. ex, from) + sunnis, sunnia, sonia, hindrance, excuse. Cf. Icel. syn, refusal, synja, to deny, refuse, Goth. sunja, truth, sunjōn, to justify, OS. sunnea, impediment, OHG. sunna,