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Friday, December 29, 2000

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
1480-1490
Manse comes from Medieval Latin mansa, "a dwelling," from Latin manere, "to dwell; to remain."
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