- a title conferred upon certain prelates.
- a person bearing this title.
Origin of Monsignor
Related Wordsevangelist, cleric, pontiff, rabbi, pastor, preacher, priest, chaplain, bishop, missionary, shepherd, vicar, curate, primate, clerk, father, abbey, cardinal, parson, rector
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
January 26, 2014
An opening letter by Monsignor Robert Weiss, a pastor at Saint Rose of Lima Parish, in Newtown, CT, sets the tone.This Week’s Hot Reads: Dec. 9, 2013
December 9, 2013
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
February 17, 2013
A “figure” apparently meaning the quantity of meth the monsignor should bring.Monsignor Meth Kevin Wallin: The Kinky Priest Who Sold Meth
January 22, 2013
The story of Monsignor Kevin Wallins seems like a script pulled out of the Showtime offices.Meth in a "Female" Priest's Rectory?
January 18, 2013
"Why, a fortnight or perhaps three weeks, Monsignor," replied Pierre.
If Monsignor Palma proves obstinate his Holiness will never consent.
Monsignor Nani smiled with his usual amiable yet keen expression.
Still smiling, Monsignor Nani listened and nodded approvingly.
As he had said to Monsignor Fornaro, could the Pope disavow him?
- RC Church an ecclesiastical title attached to certain offices or distinctions usually bestowed by the PopeAbbreviation: Mgr, Msgr
Word Origin and History 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.