monsignor

noun mon·si·gnor \ män-ˈsē-nyər , mən- \

Definition of monsignor

plural monsignors or monsignori 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

monsignorial

play \ˌmän-ˌsēn-ˈyȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of monsignor

Italian monsignore, from French monseigneur


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monsignor

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Definition of monsignor for English Language Learners

  • : a Roman Catholic priest of high rank


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