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.
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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.
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{

Mes"o-

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Mes-

(?) }. [Gr. me`sos in the middle.] 1. A combining form denoting in the middle, intermediate.
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2. specif. (Chem.), Denoting a type of hydrocarbons which are regarded as methenyl derivatives. Also used adjectively.
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3. (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, meso-tartaric acid.
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4. Attached to a carbon atom located between two hereoatoms in a heterocyclic ring.
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