- Messrs,originally a contraction of French Messieurs ‘gentlemen’, was formerly common as a plural form of Mr in business and commercial use (e.g. Messrs. Berkeley, Stratton & Co.), but has now fallen into disuse in most parts of the English-speaking world, except in certain professions, notably law. There are certain technical limitations on its use that need to be guarded against; for example, it is not used with Limited Companies. If in doubt, consult Debrett's Correct Form or a similar manual on form.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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messrs — messrs· … English syllables
Messrs — Messrs. [[t]ˈmɛs ərz[/t]] pl. of Mr … From formal English to slang
Messrs — [ˈmesəz ǁ ərz] the plural of MR, used in the names of companies: • The aqueduct was designed by Messrs Scott, Wilson, Kirkpatrick & Partners. * * * Messrs UK US UK OLD FASHIONED (US Messrs.) /ˈmesəz/ noun ► used as the plural of Mr before the… … Financial and business terms
Messrs — Messrs. (oder MM.), Abkürzung für Messieurs (franz., spr. mäßjö), »meine Herren«, auch in englischen Briefaufschriften (spr. méßjers) üblich … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
Messrs. — Messrs. (engl., spr. mĕschrs), Abkürzung von Messieurs, (die) Herren (bes. bei Firmen in Briefaufschriften) … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon
Messrs — [mes′ərz] abbrev. messieurs: now used chiefly as the pl. of MR. * * * … Universalium
Messrs. — Messrs. [ mesəz ] VERY FORMAL the plural of Mr. : often used with the names of two or more men in the name of a business … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
messrs — abbreviation of messieurs (1620s), which is the plural of Fr. monsieur (see MONSIEUR (Cf. monsieur)) … Etymology dictionary
Messrs. — Messrs. (messieurs) n. plural of Mister; plural of Mr … English contemporary dictionary
Messrs — [mes′ərz] abbrev. messieurs: now used chiefly as the pl. of MR … English World dictionary