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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.