mesne profits

Definition of "mesne profits"
  1. Earnings from a land which a person illegitimately occupies, owed to the lawful owner
How to use "mesne profits" in a sentence
  1. The realtor sued the illegal tenant for the mesne profits he earned from farming.
  2. After being evicted, Larry had to pay mesne profits to the landlord for overstaying.
  3. The court ordered the wrongful occupants to return all mesne profits to the land owner.

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