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Mansioun, -tioun, n. Also: -sioune, -sion(e, -cion(e. [ME. mansyon (a 1340), -sioun, -cion, -cyon (14–15th c.), 13th c. F. mansion, L. mansio, f. manēre to remain, dwell.]

1. The place where one stays or dwells, one's abode or dwelling-place. To kave, mak (one's) mansioun, to dwell, abide. Princes … that … lauboris to knaw his will … for thar merit sall cum to his haly mansioune and glore eternall; Irland Mir. I. 7/34.
He that … laubouris … to distroye the hous and palace that he desyris for his mansioun perpetuale; Id. Asl. MS. I. 64/2.
The quene of Navarre duelt and had hyre mansioun within the toun of Parys; Myll Spect. 289/3.
Be His grace He mot mak me His mancion; Arundel MS. 281/73.
G. Ball. 96.

b. In astrology: One of the zodiacal houses as the seat of a particular planet, or the sun or the moon. The hot syng coloryk In to the Ram … He chosyn had his place and his mansioun; Wall. ix. 19.
For Mercurious … Exaultit wes in to the throne tryumphall Off his mantioun; Lynd. Test. Pap. 120.
Quhen goldin Phebus movit fra the ram In to the bull to mak his mansioun; Bell. Bann. MS. 1/2.
Lynd. Mon. 6120.
Fowler I. 128/59.

2. A dwelling, a residence, a (more or less large or stately) house; the principal dwelling of an estate with its immediately attached land, a manor-house. = Maner n.2, Maner place n., Mans(e n. 1. One old mansioun That than for eld was fallyn dovn; Troy-bk. ii. 2425.
Ib. 2485.
His mansione wes brynt; 1454 Southesk MSS. 8.
At Nudry his mansioun and duellyng place; 1455 Melville Chart. 40.
For the wrangwis invasioune of the said Symoun at his propir mansioune with multitude of men of armys; 1471 Acta Aud. 22/1.
[Cresseid] passit far out of the toun Ane myle or twa vnto ane mansioun Beildit full gay quhair hir father Calchas [etc.]; Henr. Test. Cress. 96.
The landis of Blaksawling … with the mansioun of Blaksawling & four acris of land immediately liand to the said mansioun; 1491 Acta Conc. I. 190/2.
1496 Ib. II. 34.
Decernis hir qwyt of the thrid of the sade dowcot because it standis within the mansione of the sade manys of Lasingtoune; 1498 Ib. 158.
Ib. 253.
The sade mancione and chemis; 1506 Lennox Mun. 179.
Hys first mansioun … With turettis, fowsy, and erd dikis ilk deill; Doug. vii. iii. 25.
The gevin of the said sesing baith of the sellar mansion and corshous; 1527 Prot. Bk. J. Foular II. 248.
That myrke mansioun is tapessit with stynk; Lynd. Dreme 325.
My fourty schilling worth of land of the principale mansioun of Challochwerk; 1534 Boyd Fam. P. No. 11 (17 Apr.).
With the tour mansioun houssis and yardis thairof; 1542–3 Reg. Privy S. III. 10/2.
1544 Misc. Bann. C. III. 422.
[To the said kirklands] and … to the mansioun callit the kirk mansioun; 1545 Prot. Bk. W. Corbet (S.R.S.) 21.
Lynd. Mon. 2965.
1554 Misc. Bann. C. III. 69.
That greit mansioun land or bigging pertenand to Andro Chalmer and new biggit be him; 1570 Canongate Ct. Bk. 245.
1570 Reg. Privy S. VI. 178.
1572–3 Canongate Ct. Bk. 416.
Ane tenement of land or mantioun with chalmeris office housis … and haile byggynnis being thairupoun; 1581–2 Crail B. Ct. 3 Feb.
[They] brint the place, mantioun and haill hous thairof; 1585 Bk. Carlaverock I. 265.
Dalr. I. 75/15.
1597 Misc. Spald. C. II. 140.
To be reputit … ane hospitall and mansioun for the puir; 1608 Reg. Episc. Brechin II. 237.
1655 Bruces of Airth App. cxi.
The principall mansion or dwelling hall of the saidis lands; 1668 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds I. 226.

b. An ecclesiastical residence. = Manse n. 2. Vestit and seasit … in … the mansioune, yaird and croft of the samin, … callit the mansioune and croft of the personage of Spyne, … betuix the mansiones of Duffus and Vnthank … at the eist, and the mansioune of the personage of Advey and Cromdale at the wast; 1597 Misc. Spald. C. II. 140.
The minister … had nocht as yet gotten entres to his mansioun; 1614 Cramond Ch. Aberdour 12.

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"Mansioun n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 22 Apr 2019 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/mansioun>



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