See also: Manse
From Middle English mansien, apheretic variant of amansien, from Old English āmǣnsumian (“to excommunicate”). More at amanse.
manse (third-person singular simple present manses, present participle mansing, simple past and past participle mansed)
- (transitive) To excommunicate; curse.
From Medieval Latin mansus (“dwelling”), from Latin manere (“to remain”), whence also manor, mansion. Doublet of mas.
manse (plural manses)
- A house inhabited by the minister of a parish.
- 1986, John le Carré, A Perfect Spy:
- He has caught a glint of steel in the manse gateway, but it is only the minister's bicycle still chained to the trunk of a monkeypuzzle tree as a precaution against unchristian covetousness.
- (archaic) A family dwelling, an owner-occupied house.
- A large house, a mansion.
- 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.
house inhabited by the minister of a parish
- “manse”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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