monseigneur

noun
mon·​sei·​gneur | \ ˌmōⁿ-ˌsān-ˈyər How to pronounce monseigneur (audio) \
plural messeigneurs\ ˌmā-​ˌsān-​ˈyər(z) How to pronounce monseigneur (audio) \

Definition of monseigneur

: a French dignitary (such as a prince or prelate) used as a title preceding a title of office or rank

First Known Use of monseigneur

1561, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monseigneur

French, literally, my lord

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“Monseigneur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monseigneur. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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