Simple Definition of manse
: the house of a minister
: a large and impressive house
Full Definition of manse
1 archaic : the dwelling of a householder
2 : the residence of a minister; especially : the house of a Presbyterian minister
3 : a large imposing residence
Examples of manse
<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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