Mesne Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Mesne.

Mesne (adjective)

Pronounced "mean", Mesne is a legal term referring to an intermediate or middle state, position, or action. It's typically used to describe something that occurs in between the initial point and the end point in a series of legal processes or events. For instance, a "mesne profit" may refer to the average profit incurred during the interval between the start of a legal action and its completion.