noun, plural Mes·sei·gneurs [mey-se-nyœr] /meɪ sɛˈnyœr/.
Origin of Monseigneur
Examples from the Web for monseigneur
Contemporary Examples of monseigneur
The fashionable lady beside me was looking expectantly at Monseigneur C——.
Monseigneur C—— delivered his text in a calm voice, glancing quietly over the congregation.
Historical Examples of monseigneur
"The mitre weighs too much for your head, monseigneur," retorted the Jesuit.
Monseigneur, I can give only, even to your highness, public reasons.The Forty-Five Guardsmen
I was obliged, in obedience to strict duty, to submit the work to Monseigneur, and to beg his Grace's approval.Balthasar
And now only Monferrand and Monseigneur Martha were left, talking on and on in the deserted building.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
"It is time, Monseigneur," said Joseph, who often trembled involuntarily as he spoke.Cinq Mars, Complete
Alfred de Vigny
noun plural Messeigneurs (mesɛɲœr)
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.