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Ultimately derived from the Latin mansus, "dwelling", from manere, "to remain", by the 16th century the term meant both a dwelling and, in ecclesiastical contexts, the amount of land needed to support a single family.
Many notable Scots have been called "sons (or daughters) of the manse", and the term is a recurring point of reference within Scottish media and culture.
When selling a former manse, the Church of Scotland always requires that the property should not be called "The Manse" by the new owners, but "The Old Manse" or some other acceptable variation. The intended result is that "The Manse" refers to a working building rather than simply applying as a name.
- Glebe – an area of land within an ecclesiastical parish used to support a parish priest.
- Clergy house
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- "Guidelines for Manses" (PDF). Church of Scotland. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "manse". Oxford Dictionary. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "Guidelines for Manses" (PDF). Methodist Church in Britain. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "Manses and Church Houses". Baptist Union of Great Britain. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
- "North Adelaide Baptist Church – Manse". Adelaide City Council. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
- OED, "Manse"