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

1480–90; earlier manss, mans < Medieval Latin mānsus a farm, dwelling, noun use of past participle of Latin manēre to dwell. See remain Unabridged
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manse (mæns)
(in certain religious denominations) the house provided for a minister
[C15: from Medieval Latin mansus dwelling, from the past participle of Latin manēre to stay]

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., from M.L. mansus "dwelling house; amount of land sufficient for a family," related to mansio (see mansion).
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