manse definition

  • noun:
    • A cleric's residence and land, particularly the residence of a Presbyterian minister.
    • A large stately residence.
    • Archaic The dwellings belonging to a householder.
    • A house inhabited by the minister of a parish.
    • a family group dwelling, an owner-occupied residence.
    • a big residence, a mansion.
    • A dwelling household, generally with land attached.
    • The parsonage; a clergyman's household.
    • initially, the home of a landholder with the land affixed; later, especially, any ecclesiastical residence, whether parochial or collegiate; today, specifically, the dwelling-house of a minister of Established Church of Scotland, thus sometimes the parsonage of every chapel associated with Presbyterian or Congregational order.
    • the residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman)
    • a big and imposing household
  • verb:
    • To excommunicate; curse.
  • others:
    • To excommunicate; curse.

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