trespass for mesne profits
A form of action supplemental to ejectment, brought against one wrongfully in possession to recover damages for the disturbance of the plaintiff's possession together with the profits which accrued during the wrongful possession. 52 Am J1st Tresp § 2.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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