from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cleric's house and land, especially the residence of a Presbyterian minister.
- n. A large stately residence.
- n. Archaic The dwellings belonging to a householder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To excommunicate; curse.
- n. A house inhabited by the minister of a parish.
- n. A family dwelling, an owner-occupied house.
- n. A large house, a mansion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dwelling house, generally with land attached.
- n. The parsonage; a clergyman's house.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To excommunicate; curse.
- n. Originally, the dwelling of a landholder with the land attached; afterward, especially, any ecclesiastical residence, whether parochial or collegiate; now, specifically, the dwelling-house of a minister of the Established Church of Scotland, and hence sometimes the parsonage of any church of the Presbyterian or Congregational order.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman)
- n. a large and imposing house
Middle English manss, a manor house, from Medieval Latin mānsa, a dwelling, from Latin, feminine past participle of manēre, to dwell, remain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English mansien, apheretic variant of amansien, from Old English āmǣnsumian ("to excommunicate"). More at amanse. (Wiktionary)
From Latin mansus ("dwelling"), from manere ("to remain"), from whence also manor, mansion. (Wiktionary)