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Intermediate; intervening; the middle between two extremes, especially of rank or time. In feudal law, an intermediate lord; a lord who stood between a tenant and the chief lord; a lord who was also a tenant.




(mean, with a silent s) adj. from Norman French for intermediate, the middle point between two extremes. It is seldom used, except in reference to "mesne profits." (See: mesne profits)


adjective coming between, interfering, intermediary, intermediate, intervenient, intervening, mean, median, middle, transitional
Associated concepts: mesne attachment, mesne grant, mesne process, mesne profits
See also: intermediate


intermediate or intervening, esp referring to any assignment of property before the last.

MESNE. The middle between two extremes, that part between the commencement and the end, as it relates to time.
     2. Hence the profits which a man receives between disseisin and recovery of lands are called mesne profits. (q.v.) Process which is issued in a suit between the original and final process, is called mesne process. (q.v.)
     3. In England, the word mesne also applies to a dignity: those persons who hold lordships or manors of some superior who is called lord paramount, and grant the same to inferior persons, are called mesne lords.

MESNE, WRIT of. The name of an ancient writ, which lies when: the lord paramount distrains on the tenant paravail; the latter shall have a writ of mesne against the lord who is mesne. F. N. B. 316.

PROCESS, MESNE, practice. By this term is generally understood any writ issued in the course of a suit between the original process and execution.
     2. By this term is also meant the writ or proceedings in an action to summon or bring the defendant into court, or compel him to appear or put in bail, and then to hear and answer the plaintiffs claim. 3 Chit. Pr. 140.

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subject to attachment or mesne processes, or [levy], or sale upon
216) Mesne profits in trespass for the use and occupation of land are widely accepted as restitutionary: see Gondal v Dillon Newsagents Ltd [1998] EWCA Civ 1324 (Unreported, Simon Brown, Pill LJJ and Sir John Vinelott, 29 July 1998), reported in [2001] Restitution Law Review 221, 228 (Simon Brown LJ); Lamru Pty Ltd v Kation Pty Ltd (1998) 44 NSWLR 432; Ministry of Defence v Ashman [1993] 2 EGLR 102; Ministry of Defenee v Thompson [1993] 2 EGLR 158; Swordheath Properties Ltd v Tabet [1979] 1 All ER 240; Penarth Dock Engineering Co Ltd v Pounds [1963] 1 Lloyd's Rep 359, 361-2 (Lord Denning MR).
For example, in 1865, the Court held that tide to church lands at Mission San Jose, California, had passed to the claimant by various mesne conveyances from Catholic Bishop Joseph Alemany of Monterey.
According to the trial court, the import of Nebo is that even though litigation is ongoing, a title defect still must be removed by the insurer within a reasonable time, and failure to do so renders the insurer liable for the insured's interim or mesne consequential damages.
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46) In turn, Jones would subdivide possession of the land between Green and Black in exchange for their agreement to provide Jones rents or services; Green and Black became Jones's vassals, and Jones their mesne lord.
The Court of Appeal ruled that a former tenant who wrongfully remained in possession of a property once their tenancy had come to an end would no longer be liable for mesne profits once they had given up possession.
Husband and wife team Paul and Anna Hackett, who ran the hugely successful Yew Tree Inn in Clifford Mesne for more than six years, have just taken over the Malvern View Hotel on Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham.
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I was therefore entitled to mesne (CORR SPELL) profits, which is a legal term meaning whatever I lost as a result of my tenant's behaviour, I would be paid in compensation.
The window at St Peter's Church, Clifford's Mesne, Newent, is in memory of the late conservationist and falconer, Phillip Glasier and depicts birds of prey.