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manse

 (măns)
n.
1. A cleric's house and land, especially the residence of a Presbyterian minister.
2. A large stately residence: "In a huff, the senator retreated to his manse in Butte—three stories, thirty-four rooms, stuffed with Tiffany glass lamps" (Timothy Egan).

[Middle English manss, a manor house, from Medieval Latin mānsa, a dwelling, from Latin, feminine past participle of manēre, to dwell, remain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

manse

(mæns)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (in certain religious denominations) the house provided for a minister
[C15: from Medieval Latin mansus dwelling, from the past participle of Latin manēre to stay]

manse

(mæns)

n.
1. the house occupied by a minister or parson.
2. a stately residence.
3. Archaic. the dwelling of a householder.
[1480–90; earlier manss, mans < Medieval Latin mānsus a farm, dwelling, Latin: lodging]

manse

A house attached to a church, and provided for the minister in Scotland and northern England.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manse - a large and imposing housemanse - a large and imposing house    
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
manor, manor house - the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
manor hall, hall - the large room of a manor or castle
castle, palace - a large and stately mansion
stately home - a mansion that is (or formerly was) occupied by an aristocratic family
2.manse - the residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman)manse - the residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman)
residence - the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the governor's residence"

manse

noun minister's house, vicarage, rectory, parsonage, deanery the dining-room and parlour of the manse
Translations

manse

[mæns] N (esp Brit) → casa f del pastor (protestante)

manse

nPfarrhaus nt

manse

[mæns] ncanonica
References in classic literature ?
The sun began to shine upon the summit of the hills as I went down the road; and by the time I had come as far as the manse, the blackbirds were whistling in the garden lilacs, and the mist that hung around the valley in the time of the dawn was beginning to arise and die away.
Your father, too, was a man of learning as befitted his position; no man more plausibly conducted school; nor had he the manner or the speech of a common dominie; but (as ye will yourself remember) I took aye a pleasure to have him to the manse to meet the gentry; and those of my own house, Campbell of Kilrennet, Campbell of Dunswire, Campbell of Minch, and others, all well-kenned gentlemen, had pleasure in his society.
If the worst came to the worst, and your high relations (as I cannot but suppose them to be somewhat of your blood) should put you to the door, ye can but walk the two days back again and risp at the manse door.
To be sure, I laughed over this; but it was rather tremulous laughter; and I was glad to get my bundle on my staff's end and set out over the ford and up the hill upon the farther side; till, just as I came on the green drove-road running wide through the heather, I took my last look of Kirk Essendean, the trees about the manse, and the big rowans in the kirkyard where my father and my mother lay.
I'll send her to the manse tomorrow and borrow the Peep of the Day series, that's what I'll do.
The first time was three or four years since, when I favoured the reader -- inexcusably, and for no earthly reason that either the indulgent reader or the intrusive author could imagine -- with a description of my way of life in the deep quietude of an Old Manse.
And here, some six months ago -- pacing from corner to corner, or lounging on the long-legged tool, with his elbow on the desk, and his eyes wandering up and down the columns of the morning newspaper -- you might have recognised, honoured reader, the same individual who welcomed you into his cheery little study, where the sunshine glimmered so pleasantly through the willow branches on the western side of the Old Manse.
On emerging from the Old Manse, it was chiefly this strange, indolent, unjoyous attachment for my native town that brought me to fill a place in Uncle Sam's brick edifice, when I might as well, or better, have gone somewhere else.
It has often been a matter of regret with me; for, going back, perhaps, to the days of the Protectorate, those papers must have contained many references to forgotten or remembered men, and to antique customs, which would have affected me with the same pleasure as when I used to pick up Indian arrow-heads in the field near the Old Manse.
The manse had a servant, the bank had another; one of their uses was to pounce upon, and carry away in stately manner, certain naughty boys who played with me.
Peter Craig to the manse to borrow the biography of Adam's grandfather.
Allan gone -- how lonely the manse looks with the shutters all closed