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MANSION. This term is synonymous with house. (q.v.) 1 Chit. Pr. 167; 2 T. R. 502; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 215, n. 35; 9 B. & C. 681; S. C. 17 E. C. L. R. 472, and the cases there cited; Com. Dig. Justices, P 5; 3 Serg. & Rawle, 199. A portion only of a building may come under the description of a mansion-house. 1 Leach, 89, 428; 1 East, P. C. C. 15, s. 19. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1571, note.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A source said: "Adele viewed three apartments in the same Chelsea mansion block about two weeks ago.
In the 19th century, Richard Norman Shaw's Albert Hall Mansions grew to a massive nine floors, ushering in the ever-popular mansion block.
He locked himself away in Ecuador's sovereign mansion block in a selfless bid to limit our exposure to him.
A CONSPIRACY OF FRIENDS provides a fine Corduroy Mansions novel centered around a lived-in mansion block in London, and provides the third installment in the series.
It said the WikiLeaks founder was to be arrested "under all circumstances" should he step outside the embassy, which is situated in a mansion block next to the luxury Harrods department store, in the plush Knightsbridge district.
Assange has spent two months inside the embassy, which occupies a small part of a red-brick mansion block in an upscale section of London.
Abramovich's extraordinary approach has incensed several of the occupants of the mansion block.
Applying mega-scale to the mansion block has the effect of removing its local and national context: Albert Hall Mansions were mostly for people rooted in the English countryside who wanted pied-a-terre; One Hyde Park is for global billionaires with perhaps no real links to Britain.
Scotland Yard detectives continued to search the 23-year-old's luxury apartment in a central London mansion block as it emerged an al Qaida operative in Yemen threatened the US and said "we are carrying a bomb" in a video posted online four days before the attack.
His quest takes him along the Thames, the pumping artery through the story, from a Chelsea mansion block to a rundown estate in east London.
His quest takes him along the Thames, from a Chelsea mansion block to a rundown estate in east London.