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n. pl. Mes·sei·gneurs (mā-sĕ-nyœr′) Abbr. Msgr. or Mgr.
Used as an honorific in French-speaking areas, especially as accorded to princes and prelates.

[French, from Old French : mon, my; see Monsieur + seignor, lord, sir; see seignior.]


n, pl Messeigneurs (mesɛɲœr)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a title given to French bishops, prelates, and princes. Abbreviation: Mgr
[literally: my lord]


(mɔ̃ sɛˈnyœr)

n., pl. mes•sei•gneurs (meɪ sɛˈnyœr)
1. a French title of honor for princes, bishops, and other eminent persons.
2. a person with this title.
[1590–1600; < French: my lord]


[ˌmɒnsenˈjɜːʳ] Nmonseñor m
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Monseigneur was in his inner room, his sanctuary of sanctuaries, the Holiest of Holiests to the crowd of worshippers in the suite of rooms without.
It was impossible for Monseigneur to dispense with one of these attendants on the chocolate and hold his high place under the admiring Heavens.
Monseigneur was out at a little supper most nights, with fascinating company.
So I have been told already, monseigneur," cried Bonacieux, giving his interrogator the title he had heard the officer give him, "but I swear to you that I know nothing about it.
Indeed, monseigneur," responded the mercer, "I have heard her pronounce all those names.
Yes, monseigneur, but I told her she was wrong to talk about such things; and that his Eminence was incapable--"
He himself lighted a lantern, summoned a turnkey, and said, returning to Aramis, "I am at your orders, monseigneur.
Noisy-le-Sec, monseigneur," answered Aramis, firmly.
but after monseigneur has breakfasted will do; there is plenty of time.
The king, monseigneur, will in all probability arrive this evening.
Oh, Monseigneur, he says a thing which would be very fortunate if it should turn out true
There are fatalities," Monseigneur replied, in an offhand manner; "and the greatest men have sometimes fallen victims to such fatalities.