noun, plural Mon·si·gnors, Italian Mon·si·gno·ri [mawn-see-nyawree] /ˌmɔn siˈnyɔ ri/. Roman Catholic Church.

  1. a title conferred upon certain prelates.
  2. a person bearing this title.

noun plural Monsignors or Monsignori (Italian monsiɲˈɲoːri)

  1. RC Church an ecclesiastical title attached to certain offices or distinctions usually bestowed by the PopeAbbreviation: Mgr, Msgr

n.title conferred on some prelates, 1640s, from Italian monsignore “my lord,” formed on model of French monseigneur (see monseigneur) from equivalent elements in Italian.

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