- the house and land occupied by a minister or parson.
- the dwelling of a landholder; mansion.
Origin of manse
Examples from the Web for manse
The book opens in the stagnant, wet spring of 1950 at Hart House, a lonesome English manse a mile away from the nearest road.3 Secret Novels: Coral Glynn, The Thief, and Bloodland
Claiborne Smith, Hugh Ryan, Jane Ciabattari
March 16, 2012
Mubarak owns a six-floor Georgian manse in the Knightsbridge section of London.Where Will Mubarak Go?
February 11, 2011
When I reached the manse, it stood alone in the starry blue night.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
Will you not come into the manse, and have something before you go?Salted With Fire
It was in the month of October that I visited the manse of Kirkhall.
You will come to the manse with us and stay the night; it is too late to seek other lodging now.
Distinguished guests we have had beneath the roof of St. Cuthbert's manse.
- (in certain religious denominations) the house provided for a minister
Word Origin and History for manse
late 15c., "mansion house," from Medieval Latin mansus "dwelling house; amount of land sufficient for a family," noun use of masculine past participle of Latin manere "to remain" (see mansion).