\mˈɛsɪˌɜːz], \mˈɛsɪˌɜːz], \m_ˈɛ_s_ɪ__ˌɜː_z]\
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By James Champlin Fernald
Sirs; gentlemen; contracted Messrs, Which is used as the plu. of Mr; put before the designations of firms or commercial houses that conduct their business under more than one name, when speaking of them or addressing them by letter, as Messrs Wm. Blackwood & Sons, Messrs T. B. Campbell & Co.-see master.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.