mesne

[ meen ]
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adjectiveLaw.
  1. intermediate or intervening.

Origin of mesne

1
1350–1400; Middle English <Anglo-French, spelling variant of meenmean3

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British Dictionary definitions for mesne

mesne

/ (miːn) /


adjectivelaw
  1. intermediate or intervening: used esp of any assignment of property before the last: a mesne assignment

  2. mesne profits rents or profits accruing during the rightful owner's exclusion from his land

Origin of mesne

1
C15: from legal French meien in the middle, mean ³

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