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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MESNE

And what's he to start with, if there's no mesne profits forthcoming?

The mesne profits you have received and appropriated since Squire Trevlyn's death.

And it's not only what Mr. Aubrey will lose, but what he will be liable to—the mesne profits—sixty thousand pounds.

It is very painful for me to mention the subject, Mr. Aubrey; but have you adverted to the mesne profits?

Resigned to accept position of Register of Mesne Conveyances, a very important office which he held for several years.

Vavassors, that is, mesne tenants, are particularly mentioned in one enumeration of barons attending the court.

The trouble arose where he could not summon the mesne grantor, and the new right was given him for that case alone.

Such attachments (on mesne process) can generally be dissolved by the substitution of a bond with surety.

The resident lord of a manor was often the mesne tenant of one of these greater lords.

No alliance was actually formed between the king and the mesne nobility against the immediate baronage.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "mean;" altered spelling (by French influence) of Anglo-French meen "mean" (Old French meien "middle;" see mean (adj.); also cf. demesne).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MESNE

lady of the house

nounwoman head of household
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