noun, plural Mon·si·gnors, Italian Mon·si·gno·ri [mawn-see-nyaw–ree] /ˌmɔn siˈnyɔ ri/. Roman Catholic Church.
- a title conferred upon certain prelates.
- a person bearing this title.
noun plural Monsignors or Monsignori (Italian monsiɲˈɲoːri)
- 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.