ESSOINDE MALO VILLAE

ESSOINDE MALO VILLAE

essoin de malo villae (dee mal-oh vil-ee). Hist. A procedure by which a defendant, who was in court the first day but was then taken ill without pleading, would send two essoiners to state in court that the defendant was detained by sickness in a particular village and thus unable to attend. ? This essoin would be accepted unless the plaintiff could show its falsity.
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