Part of speech: noun

A parsonage; landholder's residence.

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Usage examples "manse":

  1. In the manse they gave Sir S. the key of the small old church behind a high wall with steps up and down: and once inside he led us straight to the north end, where, in a side aisle, we saw a great shape rise. - "The Heather-Moon", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
  2. As soon, however, as he was really out of sight, he actually did take to his heels and run in the direction of the manse, disconcerted and demoralized. - "The Lilac Sunbonnet", S.R. Crockett.
  3. " I wish the Manse boat had come along after all;" and Yaspard scanned the sea, hoping some boat might be in sight; but there was nothing moving on the water save the wild birds and his own skiff. - "Viking Boys", Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby.