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mesne lord Line breaks: mesne lord

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Definition of mesne lord in English:


British historical
A lord holding an estate from a superior feudal lord.
Example sentences
  • 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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