Monsignor



[mon-see-nyer; Italian mawn-see-nyawr] /mɒnˈsi nyər; Italian ˌmɔn siˈnyɔr/

noun, plural Monsignors Italian, Monsignori
[mawn-see-nyaw-ree] /ˌmɔn siˈnyɔ ri/ (Show IPA). Roman Catholic Church.
1.
a title conferred upon certain prelates.
2.
a person bearing this title.
/mɒnˈsiːnjə; Italian monsiɲˈɲor/
noun (pl) Monsignors, Monsignori (Italian) (monsiɲˈɲoːri)
1.
(RC Church) an ecclesiastical title attached to certain offices or distinctions usually bestowed by the Pope Abbreviation 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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