Monsignor meaning

mŏn-sēnyər
A title conferred by the pope on a high-ranking male cleric, such as a protonotary apostolic.
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A cleric holding such a title.
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Used as a form of address prefixed to the name of such a cleric.
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A title given to certain dignitaries of the Roman Catholic Church.
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A person who has this title.
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Alternative capitalization of Monsignor.
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An ecclesiastic title bestowed on some Roman Catholic clerics by the Pope.
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Origin of monsignor

  • Italian from French Monseigneur Monseigneur

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