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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The issue in a writ of right.
  • n. Expense; cost; disbursement.
  • n. A tax or tallage; in Wales, an honorary gift of the people to a new king or prince of Wales; also, a tribute paid, in the country palatine of Chester, England, at the change of the owner of the earldom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The issue in a writ of right.
  • n. Expense; cost; disbursement.
  • n. A tax or tallage; in Wales, an honorary gift of the people to a new king or prince of Wales; also, a tribute paid, in the country palatine of Chester, England, at the change of the owner of the earldom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Outlay; disbursement; expenditure.
  • n. In common-law procedure, in a writ of right, a traverse by which both parties put the cause directly upon the question as to which had the better right. A traverse upon some collateral point in a writ of right was called an issue, as in other actions.
  • n. Arbitration, or a settlement or agreement reached by arbitration. See phrases below.
  • n. See mease.

Etymologies

French mise ("a putting, setting, expense"). (Wiktionary)

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