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mesnalty

[meen-l-tee] /ˈmin l ti/
noun, Law.
1.
the estate of a mesne lord.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Anglo-French me(s)nalte, equivalent to mesnal (see mesne, -al1) + -te -ty2
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mesnalty

/ˈmiːnəltɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
(history) the lands of a mesne lord
Word Origin
C16: from legal French, from mesne
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