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.
Mesne process, intermediate process; process intervening between the beginning and end of a suit, sometimes understood to be the whole process preceding the execution.
Mesne profits, profits of premises during the time the owner has been wrongfully kept out of the possession of his estate.
Mes-(?) }. [Gr. me`sos in the middle.] 1. A combining form denoting in the middle, intermediate.
(Chem.), Denoting a type of hydrocarbons which are regarded as methenyl derivatives. Also used adjectively.
(Chem.) Optically inactive due to compensating optical activity at two or more asymmetric centers, often due to a plane of symmetry within the molecular structure; as,
4. Attached to a carbon atom located between two hereoatoms in a heterocyclic ring.
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