intermediate or intervening.
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How to use mesne in a sentence
An important alteration in the law took place this session, in the abolition of imprisonment for debt on mesne process.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Having effected this object it seemed but right to abolish imprisonment on mesne process.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
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 point of particular reform aimed at by the Bill was to abolish what was called arrest on mesne process.The Law and the Poor | Edward Abbott Parry
British Dictionary definitions for mesne
intermediate or intervening: used esp of any assignment of property before the last: a mesne assignment
mesne profits rents or profits accruing during the rightful owner's exclusion from his land
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