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[meez, mahyz] /miz, maɪz/
a settlement or agreement.
Law. the issue in a proceeding instituted on a writ of right.
Origin of mise
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French: a putting, setting down (e.g. of expenses), noun use of feminine of mis set down < Latin missus past participle of mittere to send, bestow Unabridged
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  • mises, like Moses, also engraved his laws on tables of stone.

    The Bible Of Bibles; Kersey Graves
  • In von mises there seem to me to be very noteworthy clarity and power.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Notes et correspondance, mises en ordre et publies par M. Chipon et L. Pingaud.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • This seems to be our old circle in unmistakable form, but mises thinks he has an escape, as will later appear.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for mises


/miːz; maɪz/
noun (law)
the issue in the obsolete writ of right
an agreed settlement
Word Origin
C15: from Old French: action of putting, from mettre to put
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