An old manse, Concord, Massachusetts, USA
manse (third-person singular simple present manses, present participle mansing, simple past and past participle mansed)
- (transitive) To excommunicate; curse.
From Latin mansus (“dwelling”), from manere (“to remain”), from whence also manor, mansion.
manse (plural manses)
- A house inhabited by the minister of a parish.
- (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
- vocative masculine singular of mansus