Definition of mesne in English:

mesne

Syllabification: mesne
Pronunciation: /mēn
 
/

adjective

Law
Intermediate.
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  • Neither the mesne landlord nor the head landlord can enter the subtenant's accommodation without permission.
  • The Tribunal also held that the interest amount referable to mesne profits is not taxable.
  • The period prescribed for the commencement of an action for mesne profits of real property is within 10 years.

Origin

late Middle English (as adverb and noun): from legal French, variant of Anglo-Norman French meen 'middle' (see mean3).

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