Monseigneur definition

môɴ-sĕ-nyœr
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Used as an honorific in French-speaking areas, especially as accorded to princes and prelates.
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A French title of honor given to persons of high birth or rank or to important church officers.
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A person with this title.
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An honorific form of address for an eminent person in France, especially under the Ancien Régime.
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(in particular) A title of the Dauphin of France.
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Alternative capitalization of monseigneur.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
monseigneur
Plural:
monseigneurs

Origin of monseigneur

  • French from Old French mon my Monsieur seignor lord, sir seignior

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French monseigneur.

    From Wiktionary