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mansĭo, ōnis, f. [maneo], a staying, remaining, stay, continuance.

I. Lit. (class.): is saepe mecum de tua mansione, aut decessione communicat, Cic. Fam. 4, 4, 5: mansio Formiis, id. Att. 9, 5, 1: excessus e vita et in vita mansio, id. Fin. 3, 18, 60: cautior certe est mansio, id. Att. 8, 15, 2: diutinae Lemni, Ter. Phorm. 5, 8, 23: crebrae ad amicam, i. e. visits, Turp. ap. Non. 132, 16.—

II. Transf. (post-Aug.), a place of abode, a dwelling, habitation.

A. In gen.: pecorum mansio, Plin. 18, 23, 53, 194: aestivae, hibernae, vernae, auctumnales, Pall. 1, 9, 5; 1, 12: mansionem apud eum faciemus, Vulg. Joann. 14, 23: multae mansiones, id. ib. 14, 2.—

B. Esp.

1. Night-quarters, lodging-place, inn; also, as a measure of days' journeys, a stopping or haltingplace, station: deinde ad primam statim mansionem febrim nactus, Suet. Tib. 10: a quo (monte) octo mansionibus distat regio, etc., i. e. stations, days' journeys, Plin. 12, 14, 30, 52: aquationum ratione mansionibus dispositis, id. 6, 23, 26, 102: continuatis mansionibus, Just. 13, 8, 5.—

2. Mala mansio, bad quarters, a kind of punishment in which the culprit was stretched out and tied fast to a board, Dig. 47, 10, 15; 16, 3, 7.