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noun 
  1. A large house or building.
  2. (obsolete) A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.
  3. (obsolete) A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.
  4. (historical) An astrological house; a station of the moon.
    • Late C14: Which book spak muchel of the operaciouns / Touchynge the eighte and twenty mansiouns / That longen to the moone " Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Franklin's Tale", Canterbury Tales
Etymology:¬†Anglo-Norman, from Latin mansio, mansi√Ö "dwelling, stopping-place", from the past participle stem of manere, man√Ąre "stay".


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