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Word of the Day
Monday, March 13, 2006

Definitions for manse

  1. A large and imposing residence.
  2. The residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman).

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Citations for manse
A two-story white Greek Revival manse, with a front porch and a terrace in the back. Garrison Keillor, Wobegon Boy
That Carol was a certified divorcee was one of many facts about her which failed to fit, along with her still living with her widowed father in this weird gothic Victorian manse. Erik Tarloff, The Man Who Wrote the Book
Origin of manse
Manse comes from Medieval Latin mansa, "a dwelling," from Latin manere, "to dwell; to remain."