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Syllabification: Mon·sei·gneur
Pronunciation: /ˌmänˌsāˈnyər

Definition of Monseigneur in English:

noun (plural Messeigneurs /ˌmāsānˈyər(z)/)

A title or form of address used of or to a French-speaking prince, cardinal, archbishop, or bishop.
Example sentences
  • Therefore, the King of Navarre, however good and clever the advice he may have, is, in my judgment, ill-advised when he does not recognize Monseigneur the Cardinal of Bourbon as king.
  • She turned and curtseyed, ‘Yes, Monseigneur?’
  • The people are still poor and miserable, and the land ruined, and the elegance Monseigneur lived in has been stamped out completely.


French, from mon 'my' + seigneur 'lord'.

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