monsignori monsignori

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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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