Mesne profits

Mesne profits
Mesne Mesne, a. [Cf. {Mean} intermediate.] (Law) Middle; intervening; as, a mesne lord, that is, a lord who holds land of a superior, but grants a part of it to another person, in which case he is a tenant to the superior, but lord or superior to the second grantee, and hence is called the mesne lord. [1913 Webster]

{Mesne process}, intermediate process; process intervening between the beginning and end of a suit, sometimes understood to be the whole process preceding the execution. --Blackstone. --Burrill.

{Mesne profits}, profits of premises during the time the owner has been wrongfully kept out of the possession of his estate. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mesne profits — n pl: profits (as from crops) earned by one in wrongful possession of property the rightful owner sued for mesne profits Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. mesne …   Law dictionary

  • Mesne profits — Mesne (pronounced mean ) profits are sums of money paid for the occupation of land to a person with right of immediate occupation, where no permission has been given for that occupation.[1][2] The concept is feudal in origin, and common in… …   Wikipedia

  • mesne profits — plural noun Profits wrongfully obtained by another during the rightful owner s absence • • • Main Entry: ↑mesne …   Useful english dictionary

  • mesne profits — Intermediate profits; profits accruing between two points of time. Profits accruing from land during an intermediate period, such as a period of tortious holding by the defendant in an action in ejectment. 25 Am J2d Eject § 148 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mesne profits — plural noun Law the profits of an estate received by a tenant in wrongful possession and recoverable by the landlord …   English new terms dictionary

  • Trespass for mesne profits — In law, Trespass for mesne profits is a suit against someone who has been ejected from property that did not belong to them. The suit is for recovery of damages the trespasser caused to the property and for any profits he or she may have made… …   Wikipedia

  • action for mesne profits — See mesne profits …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • trespass for mesne profits — A form of action supplemental to ejectment, brought against one wrongfully in possession to recover damages for the disturbance of the plaintiff s possession together with the profits which accrued during the wrongful possession. 52 Am J1st Tresp …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mesne — I adjective coming between, interfering, interjacent, intermediary, intermediate, intervenient, intervening, mean, median, middle, transitional associated concepts: mesne attachment, mesne grant, mesne process, mesne profits II index intermediate …   Law dictionary

  • Mesne — (an Anglo French legal form of the O. Fr. meien, mod. moyen, mean, Med. Lat. medianus, in the middle, cf. mean ), middle or intermediate, an adjective used in several legal phrases. A mesne lord is a landlord who has tenants holding under him,… …   Wikipedia

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