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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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A house attached to a church, and provided for the minister in Scotland and northern England.
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|Noun||1.||manse - 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"
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)|
residence - the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the governor's residence"
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noun minister's house, vicarage, rectory, parsonage, deanery the dining-room and parlour of the manse
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n → Pfarrhaus nt
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manse[mæns] n → canonica
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