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manse

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noun \ˈman(t)s\

Simple Definition of manse

  • : the house of a minister

  • : a large and impressive house

Full Definition of manse

  1. 1 archaic :  the dwelling of a householder

  2. 2 :  the residence of a minister; especially :  the house of a Presbyterian minister

  3. 3 :  a large imposing residence

Examples of manse

  1. <the ivy-covered manse is one of the town's oldest and most prominent landmarks>



Origin of manse

Middle English manss, from Medieval Latin mansa, mansus, mansum, from Latin mansus lodging, from manēre


First Known Use: 15th century

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