Definition of Monsignor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mɒnˈsiːnjə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːnˈsiːnjər//
(abbreviation Mgr)
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used as a title when speaking to or about a priest of high rank in the Roman Catholic Church Word OriginItalian, on the pattern of French Monseigneur.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Monsignor