- plural of Monseigneur.
- a French title of honor given to princes, bishops, and other persons of eminence.
- a person bearing this title.
Origin of Monseigneur
Examples from the Web for messeigneurs
Historical Examples of messeigneurs
"Hail, messeigneurs," said he, as he seated himself on the bed.Sentimental Education, Volume II
Messeigneurs the Cardinal de Lorraine and the Grand-master wish to speak to you in the council chamber.Catherine de' Medici
Honore de Balzac
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.The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)
James Anthony Froude
- the plural of Monseigneur
- a title given to French bishops, prelates, and princesAbbreviation: Mgr
Word Origin for Monseigneur
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.