mesne

adjective
\ ˈmēn How to pronounce mesne (audio) \

Definition of mesne

: intermediate, intervening used in law

First Known Use of mesne

circa 1558, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mesne

Anglo-French mesne, meiene — more at mean

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“Mesne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesne. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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