- (Britain, law, obsolete) An excuse for not appearing in court at the return of process; the allegation of an excuse to the court.
- (obsolete) excuse; exemption
- From every work he challenged essoin.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for essoin in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)