- a French title of honor given to persons of high birth or rank or to important church officers
- a person with this title
Origin of MonseigneurFr, literally , my lord ; from mon, my + seigneur, lord ; from Classical Latin senior, older: see senior
nounpl. Mes·sei·gneurs Abbr. Msgr. or Mgr.
Used as an honorific in French-speaking areas, especially as accorded to princes and prelates.
Origin of MonseigneurFrench, from Old French : mon, my; see Monsieur + seignor, lord, sir; see seignior.
(plural monseigneurs or messeigneurs)
From Middle French monseigneur.
(plural Monseigneurs or Messeigneurs)
- Alternative capitalization of monseigneur