the approbation of Monsieur,

nguyen dung

Senior Member
In "Les Miserables"trans by Wilbour,page 102 there are the following sentences:
M. Piet at Rue Thérèse, No. 4, was sketching the plan of his cabal to consolidate the monarchy. The leaders of the Right said, in grave dilemmas,“We must write to Bacol.” Messrs. Canuel O’Mahony and Chappedelaine made a beginning, not altogether without the approbation of Monsieur, of what was afterwards to become the “conspiracy of the Bord de l’Eau.”

Does "Monsieur" mean which "Monsieur"?
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Monsieur: As an honorific title in the French royal court, it came to be used to refer to or address the eldest living brother of the king.
    (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica)