Definition of mesne in English:

mesne

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Pronunciation: /miːn
 
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adjective

Law
  • Intermediate or intervening.
    More example sentences
    • 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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