[ mans ]
/ mæns /


the house and land occupied by a minister or parson.
the dwelling of a landholder; mansion.

Nearby words

  1. mansard roof,
  2. mansart,
  3. mansart, françois,
  4. mansart, jules hardouin,
  5. manscape,
  6. mansell,
  7. manservant,
  8. mansfield,
  9. mansfield, katherine,
  10. mansfield, michael joseph

Origin of manse

1480–90; earlier manss, mans < Medieval Latin mānsus a farm, dwelling, noun use of past participle of Latin manēre to dwell. See remain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for manse


/ (mæns) /


(in certain religious denominations) the house provided for a minister

Word Origin for manse

C15: from Medieval Latin mansus dwelling, from the past participle of Latin manēre to stay

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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).

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