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 for manse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manse \Manse\, n. [LL. mansa, mansus, mansum, a farm, fr. L.
     manere, mansum, to stay, dwell. See Mansion, Manor.]
     1. A dwelling house, generally with land attached.
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     2. The parsonage; a clergyman's house. [Scot.]
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     Capital manse, the manor house, or lord's court.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a large and imposing house [syn: mansion, mansion
           house, manse, hall, residence]
      2: the residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian

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