Mise Law and Legal Definition

Mise refers to an issue raised in a writ of right. Usually, tenants raise the issue. When a tenant pleads that his/her title is better, that tenant is said to join mise on his/her right.

The mise, in a writ of right, puts in issue the whole title, including the Statute of Limitations. Under the mise, anything can be given in evidence, except collateral warranty. [Ten Eyck v. Waterbury, 7 Cow. 51 (N.Y. 1827)].