mesne


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mesne

(miːn)
adj
1. (Law) intermediate or intervening: used esp of any assignment of property before the last: a mesne assignment.
2. (Law) mesne profits rents or profits accruing during the rightful owner's exclusion from his land
[C15: from legal French meien in the middle, mean3]
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attachment or mesne process and from levy and sale on execution, and
Mesne Process in Personal Actions at Common Law and the Power Doctrine, 78 Yale L.
Edward's statute was vigorously enforced by mesne lords and the crown, at least through the end of the fourteenth century.
By the common law process, whether of mesne attachment or execution, property is reached only through a personal defendant, and then only to the extent of his title.
The move comes after more than 40 reports of concern from members of the public since the start of the year in the Clifford's Mesne and May Hill areas of Newent.
112, 117 ("[I]fany person or persons shall knowingly and wilfully obstruct, resist or oppose any officer of the United States, in serving or attempting to serve or execute any mesne process, or warrant, or any rule or order of any of the courts of the United States, or any other legal or judicial writ or process whatsoever, or shall assault, beat or wound any officer, or other person duly authorized, in serving or executing any writ, rule, order, process or warrant aforesaid, every person so knowingly and wilfully offending in the premises, shall, on conviction thereof, be imprisoned not exceeding twelve months, and fined not exceeding three hundred dollars.
and the mesne Lords were the family of Praers of Barthomley, whose descendent and coheiress, Joan Praers, about the time of Richard II married Willian Mainwaring of Peover, and conveyed a moiety of the manor to this family.
T]o be 'recorded' within the chain of title even under statutes that include priority of recording as a prerequisite for protection, a purchaser is obliged to have recorded not only the final instrument to her, but also mesne transfers connecting her instrument with the common grantor.
215) In this respect, restitutionary damages operate like mesne profits for trespass.
Of the second, there is Lord, Mean or Mesne, and Tenant.
118) Following the advent of the modern nation-State in the later middle ages political and legal theory tended to exalt the State as the pinnacle of authority--though this was disputed both by the Church (119) and, at times, by mesne feudal lords, burghers and other communities.
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