- a French title of honor given to persons of high birth or rank or to important church officers
- [oftenm-] 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