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Monsignor   /mɑnsˈinjər/   Listen
Monsignor

noun
(pl. Monsignori)
1.
(Roman Catholic Church) an ecclesiastical title of honor bestowed on some priests.






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"Monsignor" Quotes from Famous Books



... ambassador in London, a polished courtier, extremely intelligent; he and W. were colleagues afterward at the Congres de Berlin, and W. has often told me how brilliantly he defended his cause; General Ignatieff, Prince Orloff, the nunzio Monsignor Czascki, quite charming, the type of the prelat mondain, very large (though very Catholic) in his ideas, but never aggressive or disagreeable about the Republic, as so many of the clergy were. He was very fond of music, ...
— My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 • Mary King Waddington

... church and state continued to hold the center of the stage in 1907. Monsignor Montagnini, auditor of the Papal Nunciature, was expelled. The Catholic bishops, though, of course, supporting the pope in his objection to the separation law, finally reached a partial understanding with the Government in regard to the continuation of public worship in Catholic churches. Labor ...
— The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8) - Introductions; Special Articles; Causes of War; Diplomatic and State Papers • Various



Words linked to "Monsignor" :   Roman Catholic, Western Church, priest, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Church of Rome



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