mesne

[ meen ]
/ min /

adjective Law.

intermediate or intervening.

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Origin of mesne

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, spelling variant of meen mean3
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British Dictionary definitions for mesne

mesne
/ (miːn) /

adjective law

intermediate or intervening: used esp of any assignment of property before the lasta mesne assignment
mesne profits rents or profits accruing during the rightful owner's exclusion from his land

Word Origin for mesne

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