practice. An excuse which a party bound to be in court on a
particular day, offers for not being there. 1 Sell. Pr. 4, Lees Dict. h.
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 Moores R. 425. Vide Exoine.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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