Sentence Examples

  • As there are now few freehold estates traceable to any mesne or intermediate lord, escheats, when they do occur, fall to the king as lord paramount.
  • The tenants were termed "mesne-lords," with regard to those holding from them, the immediate tenant being tenant in capite.
  • Every man, as Wycliffe taughtusing the feudal analogies of contemporary societyis Gods tenant-inchief, directly responsible for his acts to his overlord; the pope is always thrusting himself in between, like a mesne-tenant, and destroying the touch between God and man by his interference.
  • MESNE (an Anglo-French legal form of the O.
  • A mesne lord is one who has tenants holding under him, while himself holding of a superior lord.

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