"Hail, Messeigneurs," said he, as he seated himself on the bed.
Messeigneurs the Cardinal de Lorraine and the Grand-master wish to speak to you in the council chamber.
No, Messeigneurs; it is several weeks since the Chevalier Passedix has been here.
Well, Messeigneurs, do as you please; my first duty is to satisfy my customers.
Il desireroit qu'il pleust au Roy mener Boulogne, Messeigneurs ses enfans pour les veoir.
Good is grapeshot, Messeigneurs, on one condition: that the shooter also were made of metal!
c.1600, from French monseigneur (12c.), title of honor equivalent to "my lord," from mon "my" (from Latin meum) + seigneur "lord," from Latin seniorem, accusative of senior "older" (see senior (adj.)). Plural messeigneurs.