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manse

(in certain religious denominations) the house provided for a minister

Manse

 

the complex of living quarters, farm buildings, and landed property that constituted a peasant economy in medieval Western Europe.

In the early Middle Ages, a freeholding member of the commune (alod-holder) frequently possessed a manse. With the rise of the feudal patrimonial estate, the manse became part of the latter as the holding of the family of a dependent peasant; at the same time it was a unit of intra-estate taxation.

manse

The dwelling of a clergyman.
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It went with me on my sea-shore walks and rambles into the country, whenever -- which was seldom and reluctantly -- I bestirred myself to seek that invigorating charm of Nature which used to give me such freshness and activity of thought, the moment that I stepped across the threshold of the Old Manse.
In the Custom-House, as before in the Old Manse, I had spent three years -- a term long enough to rest a weary brain: long enough to break off old intellectual habits, and make room for new ones: long enough, and too long, to have lived in an unnatural state, doing what was really of no advantage nor delight to any human being, and withholding myself from toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me.
It is no indication, however, of a lack of cheerfulness in the writer's mind: for he was happier while straying through the gloom of these sunless fantasies than at any time since he had quitted the Old Manse.
The street name referred to the manses of the "canons-regular" or prebendaries of the cathedral; historian William Orem describes their duties: "They were the parsons of the churches in the country, and had curates under them who performed divine service at their respective churches.
Robb preyed on children at manses in Pollokshields, Glasgow and at Tarbert, Loch Fyne.
The fine old manses in the hood all had multiple points of entry for swaggering mice and raccoons.
This was accomplished by establishing public pathways through or around those multimillion-dollar manses.
The sources thus permit detailed reconstruction of individual manses, families and their fortunes.
Some years ago, many congregations sold manses and used the monies for the renovations of the church building or for some other pressing cause.
THE Kirk are set to sell one of their manses for pounds 1million for the first time.
CASH-strapped Kirk bosses have been told to sell off all their manses to raise cash.
With cash and connections, building beach-side mega manses shouldn't be that hard, especially when someone makes California an offer it can't refuse.