Es*sen"ti*ate, v. i. To become assimilated; to be changed into the essence. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
Es*soign}, n. [OF. essoine, essoigne, F. exoine, L. essonia, exonia; pref. ex- (L. ex from) + sunnis, sunnia, sonia, hindrance, excuse. Cf. Icel. syn refusal, synja to deny, refuse, Goth. sunja truth, sunjn to justify, OS. sunnea impediment, OHG. sunna.] 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.
(Eng. Law), the first general return day of the term, on which the court sits to receive essoins.
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