- mesne lord,
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