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)
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In news:

Sister Eunice has a word with monseigneur Timothy Howard.
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