: intermediate, intervening
used in law

Word History


Anglo-French mesne, meiene — more at mean

First Known Use

circa 1558, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mesne was circa 1558

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“Mesne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesne. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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