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  1. mesneadjective


    Etymology: Compare mean intermediate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mesneadjective

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. Mean intermediate.]


  1. Mesne

    Mesne, middle or intermediate, an adjective used in several legal phrases. ⁕A mesne lord is a landlord who has tenants holding under him, while himself holding of a superior lord. Similar ideas are subinfeudation and subcontract. ⁕Mesne process was such process as intervened between the beginning and end of a suit. ⁕Mesne profits are profits derived from land while in wrongful possession, and may be claimed in damages for trespass, either in a separate action or joined with an action for the recovery of the land. The plaintiff must prove that he has re-entered into possession, his title during the period for which he claims, the fact that the defendant has been in possession during that period, and the amount of the mesne profits. The amount recovered as mesne profits need not be limited to the rental value of the land, but may include a sum to cover such items as deterioration or reasonable costs of getting possession.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mesne

    mēn, adj. intermediate: applied to a writ issued between the beginning and end of a suit.—Mesne lord, one who held land of a superior, but had granted part of it to another person. [Norm. Fr. mesne, middle.]

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  1. semen

  2. neems

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mesne in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mesne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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