mesne lord

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Origin of mesne lord

First recorded in 1605–15
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Related Words for mesne lord

householder, feudatory, landlady, mesne

British Dictionary definitions for mesne lord

mesne lord

noun
  1. (in feudal society) a lord who held land from a superior lord and kept his own tenants on it
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