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mesne

[meen] /min/
adjective, Law.
1.
intermediate or intervening.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, spelling variant of meen mean3
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British Dictionary definitions for mesnest

mesne

/miːn/
adjective (law)
1.
intermediate or intervening: used esp of any assignment of property before the last: a mesne assignment
2.
mesne profits, rents or profits accruing during the rightful owner's exclusion from his land
Word Origin
C15: from legal French meien in the middle, mean³
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Word Origin and History for mesnest

mesne

adj.

mid-15c., "mean;" altered spelling (by French influence) of Anglo-French meen "mean" (Old French meien "middle;" see mean (adj.); also cf. demesne).

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