monsignori monsignori


  • (n) (Roman Catholic Church) an ecclesiastical title of honor bestowed on some priests


  1. To replace ailing Cardinal Canali as deacon, the Pope will likely choose one of several Vatican monsignori.
  2. Of this secret consistory, convoked a month ago, the Pope asked ratification of his choice of the two monsignori as new Princes of the Church.
  3. He sang the centuries-old songs of plaintive and merry love, of the sea and of the rugged Hebrides, while mink-jacketed matrons and sober monsignori dabbed al misty eyes.
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incipient incipient
/ɪn ˈsɪ pi ənt /