[meen-l-tee] /ˈmin l ti/
the estate of a mesne lord.
noun (pl) -ties
(history) the lands of a mesne lord
noun 1. (in old English law) an intermediate feudal lord; the tenant of a chief lord and a lord to his own tenants. noun 1. (in feudal society) a lord who held land from a superior lord and kept his own tenants on it
[meen] /min/ adjective, Law. 1. intermediate or intervening. /miːn/ adjective (law) 1. intermediate or intervening: used esp of any assignment of property before the last: a mesne assignment 2. mesne profits, rents or profits accruing during the rightful owner’s exclusion from his land adj. mid-15c., “mean;” altered spelling (by French influence) of Anglo-French meen “mean” […]
1. a combining form meaning “middle,” used in the formation of compound words: mesocephalic. combining form 1. middle or intermediate: mesomorph word-forming element meaning “middle, intermediate, halfway,” sometimes mes- before vowels, comb. form of Greek mesos “middle, in the middle; middling, moderate; between” (see medial (adj.)). meso- or mes- pref.
[mez-oh-uh-mer-i-kuh, mes-, mee-zoh-, -soh-] /ˌmɛz oʊ əˈmɛr ɪ kə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zoʊ-, -soʊ-/ noun 1. Anthropology, Archaeology. the area extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua in which diverse pre-Columbian civilizations flourished. 2. (loosely) . /ˌmɛsəʊəˈmɛrɪkə/ noun 1. another name for Central America n. 1948, from meso- + America.