noun (plural monsignors or monsignori) Etymology: Italian monsignore, from French monseigneur Date: 1607 a Roman Catholic prelate having a dignity or titular distinction (as of domestic prelate or protonotary apostolic) usually conferred by the pope — used as a title prefixed to the surname or to the given name and surname • monsignorial adjective

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