- These *rolls recorded the excuses offered for not attending a court when summoned.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Essoin — In old English law, an essoin is an excuse for nonappearance in court. Essoining is the seeking of the same. The person sent to deliver the excuse to the court is an essoiner or essoineur.cite book|title=A New Law Dictionary and… … Wikipedia