A mansion is a large dwelling house.

The word itself derives (through Old French) from the Latin word mansio "dwelling", an abstract noun derived from the verb manere "to dwell". The English word "manse" originally defined a property large enough for the parish priest to maintain himself, but a mansion is no longer self-sustaining in this way (compare a Roman or medieval villa). "Manor" comes from the same root - territorial holdings granted to a lord who would remain there - hence it is easy to see how the word "Mansion" came to have its meaning.

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    Mansion Perticari, Izvoru

    Mansion Perticari in Izvoru commune in Arges County, in southern central Romania. Mansion Perticari, Izvoru.

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    Mansion, Szamosangyalos

    Old mansion (palace) in Szamosangyalos village in Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.

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    Masaryk's Museum and Chateau, Hodonin

    Masaryk's Museum and Chateau, Hodonin. The chateau acquired its present day look after the fire in 1746, when the high baroque style was rebuilt into a one-storey building and has remained as such until the present.

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    Mirea Mansion (Vila Mirea)

    A trully architectural masterpiece! This building is placed on Matei Basarab street and it was built at early 20th century, after Ion Mincu's architectural plans. After nationalization, it was: scholar internship, Pioneer's house etc.

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    Pogany Castle, Paclisa

    Pogany Castle - baroque castle in Paclisa village, Romania. Castle was built around 1800 year.

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    Prostejov Chateau (Castle)

    The Prostejov Chateau (Castle), with four wings around a central courtyard and enclosed by a moat on its south and west sides, is situated on the north-west edge of the historical centre, on the line of the original town walls.

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    Red Castle, Lilieci

    Red Castle in Lilieci village in Hemeius Commune, Bacau County, Romania. Built between 1864-66.

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    Sered Manor House (Esterhazy)

    The manor-house was built in 1840 in classicist style, it was later altered in empire style. It is now in ruins and awaits restoration. The remains of the medieval castle are hidden in its walls.

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    Soos-Geczy Manor House, Hronsek

    Soos-Geczy (manor-house) was built in baroque style in 1775. It has a rectangular floor plan with a circular bastions. Soos-Geczy Manor House, Hronsek.

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    Zerotinsky Castle (Chateau), Novy Jicin

    The renaissance chateau in the centre of Novy Jicin was built in the 16th century in the location of the town castle. After the departure of the Zerotins the building was adapted to the town-hall, which is a landmark of Novy Jicin centre.