nounBritish • historical
- A lord holding an estate from a superior feudal lord.More 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)