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Monsignor

a prelate with a rank or title that is usually conferred by the Pope
Not to be confused with:
Monseigneur – a French title of honor or respect given to princes and prelates
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Mon·si·gnor

also mon·si·gnor  (mŏn-sēn′yər)
n. Roman Catholic Church
1. A title conferred by the pope on a high-ranking male cleric, such as a protonotary apostolic.
2. A cleric holding such a title.
3. Abbr. Msgr. or Mgr. Used as a form of address prefixed to the name of such a cleric.

[Italian, from French Monseigneur; see Monseigneur.]

Mon′si·gnor′i·al (mŏn′sēn-yôr′ē-əl) adj.
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Monsignor

(mɒnˈsiːnjə; Italian monsiɲˈɲor)
n, pl Monsignors or Monsignori (Italian monsiɲˈɲoːri)
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church an ecclesiastical title attached to certain offices or distinctions usually bestowed by the Pope. Abbreviation: Mgr or Msgr
[C17: from Italian, from French Monseigneur]
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mon•si•gnor

(mɒnˈsi nyər, ˌmɒn siˈnyɔr)

n., pl. mon•si•gnors, mon•si•gno•ri (ˌmɔn siˈnyɔr i)
1. a title conferred upon certain Roman Catholic prelates.
2. a person bearing this title.
[1635–45; < Italian < French Monseigneur monseigneur; see signor]
mon`si•gno′ri•al, adj.
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Monsignor

An Italian word meaning my lord, used as a title for some members of the Roman Catholic clergy.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Monsignor - (Roman Catholic Church) an ecclesiastical title of honor bestowed on some priestsMonsignor - (Roman Catholic Church) an ecclesiastical title of honor bestowed on some priests
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
priest - a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
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Translations

monsignor

[mɒnˈsiːnjəʳ] N (monsignors or monsignori (pl)) → monseñor m
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Monsignor

[mɒnˈsiːnjər] nmonsignore m
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Monsignor

nMonsignore m
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"But I believe the monsigner is sincere in his pledge to get to the truth."
In his bumper here at Warwick, he was only beaten three or four lengths by Monsigner but he suffered from sore shins.