Entry from British & World English dictionary
A lord holding an estate from a superior feudal lord.
- Skipton was given to Robert de Romille, the mesne lord of de Lacy, and there he built his castle.
- It was probably at this time that Oystermouth was granted to William London, the mesne lord of Ogmore in Glamorgan.
- Actions against mesne lords are very common in the final concords of the thirteenth century. (fn. 10)
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