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intermediate; between two extremes.
MESNE LORD in English law, a lord who held lands under authority of the King and who then gave others inferior in class to himself the right to use those lands, and thus became a lord to those grantees. See feoffment; servitudes
MESNE PROFITS profits obtained from the land by one without legal right to the land and who thus curtails the rights of the owner
Source: Barron's Dictionary of Legal Terms, Steven H. Gifis, 5th Edition; © 2016