from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Occasion, cause, or reason.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Cause; reason; occasion.
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And as the debonair king might have escaped by the next ship nigh thence, always he yielded himself with his good gree, to the end that he might deliver his people through the encheson of him.
Howbeit, her ill husbandry was right then mine encheson [Note 6].
And for encheson thereof, they drove Brute out of the land, and would not suffer him among them.
He was defensor, without dread, of the liberties of the church, whereof it happed that as a sergeant of the king’s had taken and led with him the bishop’s horse of Trygvier for the encheson of the centime of the goods of the foresaid bishop, S. Ives then being in the office of official, virtuously took the said horse join the said sergeant and led him again unto the bishop’s place.