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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 in a Sentence

the ivy-covered manse is one of the town's oldest and most prominent landmarks
Recent Examples on the Web Wannabe Corleones will have full access to the grand manse, which includes no less than five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 20 July 2022 Schott’s manse has no air conditioning, save in a shed where Schottzie the dog sleeps. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 30 June 2022 The doll house—a twelve-room, Gilded Age mini-manse—was the creation of Carrie Walter Stettheimer, a Manhattan socialite. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 27 June 2022 The first is from Maggie Mehring, a 13-year-old from Bruceville who was boarding at Mrs. Joanna Kleefisch’s Academy for Girls in the old Presbyterian manse on High Street. Frank J. Batavick, Baltimore Sun, 26 June 2022 Located a stone’s throw from Summerhouse and the Four Seasons Resort, the manse is also perfectly positioned within the community. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 24 June 2022 Halenai‘a, or House of the Dolphins, was finished in 1967, and 32 years later the beachfront manse was acquired by Allison Sarofim’s father Fayez. Horacio Silva, Town & Country, 31 Mar. 2022 The Hangover may have been full of unabashed debauchery, but there is at least one elegant part of the trilogy: the California manse featured in the first film. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 June 2022 In the first episode, the heart of the story lies with Catherine and Thomas, whose mutual relief at Henry’s death leads them to rekindle their previous romance in every corner of their impressive Chelsea manse. Caroline Framke, Variety, 10 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of manse

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for manse

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

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“Manse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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