Origin of mesne
Examples from the Web for mesne
And it's not only what Mr. Aubrey will lose, but what he will be liable to—the mesne profits—sixty thousand pounds.Ten Thousand a-Year (Vol. 2)|Samuel Warren
The trouble arose where he could not summon the mesne grantor, and the new right was given him for that case alone.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
In 1205 Farnham had bailiffs, and in 1207 it was definitely a mesne borough under the bishops of Winchester.
The resident lord of a manor was often the mesne tenant of one of these greater lords.The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm
After the Conquest, if not before, Dacre was a mesne manor held of the barons of Greystoke by military suit and service.Lays and Legends of the English Lake Country|John Pagen White