Tenant of the demesne
TENANT OF THE DEMESNE, Eng. law. One who is tenant of a mesne lord; as where A is tenant of B, and C of A; B is the lord, A the mesne lord and C tenant of the demesne. Ham. N. P. 392, 393.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.