Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A writ of mesne, which lay by the tenant against the mesne lord when the lord paramount had distrained the tenant for services due from the mesne lord.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A writ In the nature of a writ of right, which lay where upon a subinfeudation the mesne (or middle) lord suffered his under-tenant or tenant paravail to be distrained upon by the lord paramount for the rent due him from the mesne lord. Booth, Real Act. 136.