Meaning of MESNALTY in English

ˈmēn ə ltē noun

also mes·nal·i·ty mēˈnaləd.ē

( -es )

Etymology: mesnalty probably from Anglo-French mesnalté (attested as mesnatty, mesnattie ), from mesne, n. + -alté as in comunalté commonalty; mesnality, alteration (influenced by -ity ) of mesnalty

: the estate or condition of a mesne lord

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