Definition of Mesne

1. a. Middle; intervening; as, a mesne lord, that is, a lord who holds land of a superior, but grants a part of it to another person, in which case he is a tenant to the superior, but lord or superior to the second grantee, and hence is called the mesne lord.



Definition of Mesne

1. Adjective. (legal) intermediate ¹

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Definition of Mesne

1. a feudal lord holding land from a superior [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesne

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mesmerizable
mesmerization
mesmerizations
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mesmerized
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mesmerizers
mesmerizes
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mesnalties
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mesne (current term)
mesne lord
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meso-cystine
meso-inositol
meso-ontomorph
meso-region
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meso-tartrate dehydrogenase
meso compound
meso compounds
mesoangioblast
mesoangioblasts
mesoappendices

Literary usage of Mesne

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"The trial of the case resulted In a verdict and Judgment for the plaintiff for the premises In dispute, and for $1,9CO mesne profits. ..."

2. A New Law Dictionary and Institute of the Whole Law: For the Use of Students by Archibald Brown (1874)
"The word " mesne " is ordinarily used in tlie following combinations:—1st. ... mesne Profits. let. A mesne Lord was applied in tlio féodal times to the lord ..."

3. A Treatise on the American Law of Landlord and Tenant by John Neilson Taylor (1887)
"cover damages for the mesne profits.1 These profits, as they are termed, prior to the day of the demise laid in the declaration, may also be recovered in an ..."

4. A Treatise on Pleading, and Parties to Actions: With Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening, John A. Dunlap, Edward Duncan Ingraham, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1859)
"Richards,4 Taunt 720. ant out of an execution in the action for mesne ... (3) The right to mesne profits is a necessary consequence of a recovery in ..."

5. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"of mesne brought against them, one maketh default, and the And so it is if there be ... in a writ of mesne, may chuse either pro- cesse at the common law, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Action of Ejectment and Concurrent Remedies for the by Martin L. Newell (1892)
"The measure of the damages, however, in cases of this description, will not be the whole mesne profits of the lands, but will depend upon the time the ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1822)
"Trespass for in question, in case he recover them in the action of ejectment, mesne profits. .... . ., , , .. , The tenant in possession also is an ..."

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