mesne


mesne

adjective Law.

  1. intermediate or intervening.

adjective law

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

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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