Messeigneurs

Messeigneurs

[French mey-se-nyœr]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
plural of Monseigneur.
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Monseigneur

[mawn-se-nyœr]
noun, plural Messeigneurs [mey-se-nyœr] .
1.
a French title of honor given to princes, bishops, and other persons of eminence.
2.
a person bearing this title.
Also, monseigneur.


Origin:
1590–1600; < French: my lord; see seigneur

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Messeigneurs (mesɛɲœr)
 
n
the plural of Monseigneur

Monseigneur (mɔ̃sɛɲœr)
 
n , pl Messeigneurs
Mgr a title given to French bishops, prelates, and princes
 
[literally: my lord]

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monseigneur
1610, from Fr., title of honor equivalent to "my lord," from mon "my" + seigneur "lord," from L. seniorem, acc. of senior "older." Plural messeigneurs.
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