Definition of son (or daughter) of the manse in English:

son (or daughter) of the manse

phrase

  • The child of a minister, especially of the Scottish Presbyterian Church.

    • ‘Baird, a son of the manse born in 1888, studied electrical engineering at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow and at Glasgow University.’
    • ‘A son of the manse, he was born in Helensburgh in 1888.’
    • ‘As a son of the manse, he was for years treasurer of his church.’
    • ‘He is a son of the manse, he would have liked him to be a minister rather than a politician.’
    • ‘It was evidently an attack on the famous son of the manse.’
    • ‘Profligacy, whatever her short-term charms, is not the proper sort of partner for a dour Scottish son of the manse.’
    • ‘The second-in-command, a tough Scot and son of the manse, also fought to the end.’
    • ‘One part of Scotland rather approves of a son of the manse turned prudent again after a spell as a wayward radical.’
    • ‘Like many sons of the manse, he seems to possess a covenant to govern others.’