from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. My lord; -- an ecclesiastical dignity bestowed by the pope, entitling the bearer to social and domestic rank at the papal court. (Abbrev. Mgr.)


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  • The monsignore was the greatest statesman of Rome, formed and favored by Antonelli and probably his successor.


  • "I am rather indisposed today, my dear monsignore, which is unusual with me, and scarcely equal to such a theme, doubtless of the deepest interest to me and to all.


  • Istoria della vita del venerable monsignore Don Giovanni di Palafox e

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Here was the swept and garnished (but it was behind glass doors!) sanctuary, the canons dainty in minever, a splendid monsignore, grey-haired, in three shades of purple; exquisite white and gold officiating priests, like great white peacocks, at the altar; the perfect movement of the incensing, perfect courtesy and dignity of the mutual salutations; and a well-played organ, on a reed stop, giving an imitation Bach _musette_.

    The Spirit of Rome

  • In this room there was also a monsignore with red buttons to his sottana, he had an attendant who, my priest told me, was a seminarista.

    Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions

  • They have been admirably described and reproduced by photographs and in outline by monsignore Joseph Wilpert, in his book referred to in the note on page 354.

    Pagan and Christian Rome

  • As we are accredited to the Quirinal, of course I never can have the opportunity to be received by his Holiness; therefore I was very glad when the monsignore who is still _Dantefying_ us offered to give me a

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912

  • Johan and I take lessons of a monsignore who appears precisely at ten every morning.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912

  • The Master could see her smiling on a monsignore, carrying tea to a cardinal, or listening to the Garibaldian tales of some old veteran of the Risorgimento.

    Lady Connie

  • He is carried out of his apartments to the gate in a sedan-chair by the liveried 'sediarii,' or chair-porters; or if he goes out by the small door known as that of Paul the Fifth, the carriage awaits him, and he gets into it with the private chamberlain, who is always a monsignore.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome


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