manse

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English[edit]

An old manse, Concord, Massachusetts, USA
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mansien, apheretic variant of amansien, from Old English āmǣnsumian (to excommunicate). More at amanse.

Verb[edit]

manse (third-person singular simple present manses, present participle mansing, simple past and past participle mansed)

  1. (transitive) To excommunicate; curse.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin mansus (dwelling), from manere (to remain), from whence also manor, mansion.

Noun[edit]

manse (plural manses)

  1. A house inhabited by the minister of a parish.
  2. (archaic) A family dwelling, an owner-occupied house.
  3. A large house, a mansion.
Quotations[edit]
  • circa 1890: George Otto Trevelyan, Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
    All favourable hereditary influences, both intellectual and moral, are assured by a genealogy which derives from a Scotch Manse.
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manse

  1. vocative masculine singular of mansus