Monseigneur

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Monseigneur My lord; -- a title in France of a person of high birth or rank; as, Monseigneur the Prince, or Monseigneur the Archibishop. It was given, specifically, to the dauphin, before the Revolution of 1789. (Abbrev. Mgr.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Monseigneur A French title of honor, equivalent to ‘my lord,’ given to princes, bishops, and other dignitaries of the church or court. At different times the meaning has been considerably extended. Abbreviated Mgr.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Monseigneur mon-sā-nyer′ my lord: a title in France given to a person of high birth or rank, esp. to bishops, &c. (written Mgr.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. mon, my + seigneur, lord, L. senior, older. See Senior, and cf. Monsieur
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., from L. meus, my, senior, older.

Usage

In literature:

Monseigneur was on horseback in the plain with the young princes.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I" by Various
Je prie votre Majeste de vouloir bien faire mes amities a Monseigneur le Prince Albert.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
Monseigneur le Cure of the village church welcomed me cordially.
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy
Monseigneur was about to take his chocolate.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
Monseigneur was ruffled, distinctly so, and Madame was on the verge of tears.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
O Monseigneur, you shake a finger at me!
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
You agree, then, monseigneur, to my giving the whole of the four thousand francs to Amelie?
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Conrad is regularly admitted to Monseigneur's service, and, as a countryman, is to share Gerard's room.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
Decidedly, monseigneur, your family begins to settle down.
"The Regent's Daughter" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Come here, monseigneur, come.
"The Conspirators" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
We all agreed that monseigneur must be one of the best men in all the world, so generous and tender-hearted too.
"The King's Warrant" by Alfred H. Engelbach
The shadow addressed as monseigneur answered, "I see no one," and the voices of both the shadows were unfamiliar to the listener.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
You might sneer at me as your skeptical knight did, Monseigneur, if I told you how vast the Tartar empire is.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
And, Monseigneur, to be frank, I do not want to send my daughter home after dark.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Something, Monseigneur, ought to be done, and quickly, to protect the community against the poison of this wretch.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Deign therefore, Monseigneur, to judge the cause of three orphans.
"Pathfinders of the Great Plains" by Lawrence J. Burpee
Monseigneur Freppel was right Paul Bert was an inveterate enemy of religion.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
After all our disputes, you will hardly believe, Monseigneur, how truly and deeply I am touched by his death.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
At the time of Monseigneur St. Vallier's visit they were beginning very generally to embrace Christianity.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
Nothing so much stirs up resentment as the inmixture in commerce of religious bodies; but even rival traders spoke well of Monseigneur.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In news:

Sister Eunice has a word with monseigneur Timothy Howard.
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