Mesne definition

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(law) Middle; intermediate; intervening: mesne profits are profits accruing from the time possession of land has been improperly withheld from its rightful owner until his or her reinstatement in possession of the property.
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Occupying a middle or intermediate position.
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A mesne lord.

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Origin of mesne

  • Compare mean (“intermediate").

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