mesnalty

noun mes·nal·ty \ˈmēnəltē\
variants: less commonly

mesnality

\mēˈnalətē\

Definition of mesnalty

plural

-es

  1. :  the estate or condition of a mesne lord

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Origin and Etymology of mesnalty

mesnalty probably from Anglo-French mesnalté (attested as mesnatty, mesnattie), from mesne, noun + -alté as in comunalté commonalty; mesnality, alteration (influenced by -ity) of mesnalty


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