mesne lord

noun

: a feudal lord who holds land as tenant of a superior (such as a king) but who is lord to his own tenant

Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mesne lord was in 1611

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“Mesne lord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesne%20lord. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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