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Essoin

Es`soin´
n.1.(Eng. Law) An excuse for not appearing in court at the return of process; the allegation of an excuse to the court.
2.Excuse; exemption.
From every work he challenged essoin.
- Spenser.
Essoin day
(Eng. Law) the first general return day of the term, on which the court sits to receive essoins.
- Blackstone.
v. t.1.(Eng. Law) To excuse for nonappearance in court.

ESSOIN, practice. An excuse which a party bound to be in court on a particular day, offers for not being there. 1 Sell. Pr. 4; Lee's Dict. h.t.
     2. Essoin day is the day on which the writ is returnable. It is considered for many purposes as the first day of the term. 1 T. R. 183. See 2 T. R. 16 n.; 4 Moore's R. 425. Vide Exoine.

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