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manse

[ mans ]
/ mæns /
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noun

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

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for manse

manse
/ (mæns) /

noun

(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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