- the house and land occupied by a minister or parson.
- the dwelling of a landholder; mansion.
Origin of manse
Examples from the Web for manses
Historical Examples of manses
Cathcart might, before this, come with the list of manses and their occupants.The Mystery of the Sea
They restored the presbyterian clergy to their churches and manses.The Scottish Parliament
Robert S. (Robert Sangster) Rait
Who laid out our English fields and tied the strips into manses?Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
Schools, vicarages, and manses were turned into temporary soldiers' homes.
The vicarages and manses of the country were denuded of their sons.
- (in certain religious denominations) the house provided for a minister
Word Origin 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).