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manse

[mans] /mæns/
noun
1.
the house and land occupied by a minister or parson.
2.
the dwelling of a landholder; mansion.
Origin of manse
1480-1490
1480-90; earlier manss, mans < Medieval Latin mānsus a farm, dwelling, noun use of past participle of Latin manēre to dwell. See remain
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  • I spelled out the word “Manse” and again “Manse” and later on “try all manses near.”

  • Cathcart might, before this, come with the list of manses and their occupants.

  • It was some years before the manses were built, and homelessness added to poverty pressed heavily on the outed ministers.

  • They restored the presbyterian clergy to their churches and manses.

    The Scottish Parliament Robert S. (Robert Sangster) Rait
  • Thus in 674 or thereabouts Wulfhere king of the Mercians gives five manses to his kinsman Berhtferth as a perpetual inheritance.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • Schools, vicarages, and manses were turned into temporary soldiers' homes.

    With our Fighting Men William E. Sellers
  • The vicarages and manses of the country were denuded of their sons.

    With our Fighting Men William E. Sellers
  • He was one of the leaders of the Free Church, and raised over £100,000 for manses for its ministers.

  • As a general rule the charters will account for just about the right number of manses, if the manses are to be the hides.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • It builds academies, seminaries and colleges, and aids in the erection of churches and manses.

    The Choctaw Freedmen Robert Elliott Flickinger
British Dictionary definitions for manses

manse

/mæns/
noun
1.
(in certain religious denominations) the house provided for a minister
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin mansus dwelling, from the past participle of Latin manēre to stay
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Word Origin and History for manses

manse

n.

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).

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