|n.||1.||(Eng. Law) An excuse for not appearing in court at the return of process; the allegation of an excuse to the court.|
|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.