Mesne Profits Definition

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.