Simple Definition of monsignor
: a Roman Catholic priest of high rank
Full Definition of monsignor
plural monsignors or mon·si·gno·ri play \ˌmän-ˌsēn-ˈyȯr-ē\
: a Roman Catholic prelate having a dignity or titular distinction (as of domestic prelate or protonotary apostolic) usually conferred by the pope —used as a title prefixed to the surname or to the given name and surname
Origin of monsignor
Italian monsignore, from French monseigneur
First Known Use: 1607
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