monseigneur

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noun mon·sei·gneur \ˌmōⁿ-ˌsān-ˈyər\

Definition of monseigneur

plural

messeigneurs

play \ˌmā-ˌsān-ˈyər(z)\
  1. :  a French dignitary (as a prince or prelate) —used as a title preceding a title of office or rank

Origin and Etymology of monseigneur

French, literally, my lord


First Known Use: 1561


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