Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary
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- Mesne Profits
- (meen) Profits or value of land during the time someone was wrongfully occupying the land. For example, if someone farmed a plot of land without permission, any profit from that activity would be owed to the actual landowner. Similarly, a tenant who stays on after a court has issued a judgment for possession to the landlord owes the landlord the value of the time spent there without permission.