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Exon

Exon of the Guards. Any one of the three certain officers of the day in command of the yeomen of the royal guard; the acting officer who resides at the court; an exempt. Capitaines exempts des gardes du corps. (French, exoine, ex soin, exempt from duty or care.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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