noun, plural Mon·si·gnors, Italian Mon·si·gno·ri [mawn-see-nyaw-ree] /ˌmɔn siˈnyɔ ri/. Roman Catholic Church.
Origin of Monsignor
Examples from the Web for monsignor
The monsignor title has been around for centuries, for even longer than Goldman Sachs has existed.How Pope Francis’s Management Strategies Could Fix Wall Street|Chris Lowney|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An opening letter by Monsignor Robert Weiss, a pastor at Saint Rose of Lima Parish, in Newtown, CT, sets the tone.
The monsignor there agreed to offer a blessing when Capone was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery.Never Mind El Chapo: Chicago’s Real Public Enemy No. 1 Is the Shorties|Michael Daly|February 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A “figure” apparently meaning the quantity of meth the monsignor should bring.Monsignor Meth Kevin Wallin: The Kinky Priest Who Sold Meth|Michael Daly|January 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The story of Monsignor Kevin Wallins seems like a script pulled out of the Showtime offices.
Monsignor held up his hand with two fingers stretched out beyond the others, and gave a gentle war-whoop.The Art of Disappearing|John Talbot Smith
The pope himself addresses them under that title; his physician is monsignor, and no one objects.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
"Help me, Monsignor," he said faintly, and the prelate raised him to his feet.The Eternal City|Hall Caine
Monsignor studied her for a moment, and then broke into a genial laugh.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
The other day I repeated that just to Monsignor, and he laughed at it; he condescended to laugh at it.Madame Bovary|Gustave Flaubert
noun plural Monsignors or Monsignori (Italian monsiɲˈɲoːri)
Word Origin for Monsignor
title conferred on some prelates, 1640s, from Italian monsignore "my lord," formed on model of French monseigneur (see monseigneur) from equivalent elements in Italian.