mesne process

noun
\ ˈmēn- \

Legal Definition of mesne process

: process (as a writ) issued in the course of a proceeding

History and Etymology for mesne process

mesne intermediate, intervening, from Anglo-French, alteration of Old French meien middle, from Latin medianus, from medius middle

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“Mesne process.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/mesne%20process. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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