Title Ti"tle, n. [OF. title, F. titre, L. titulus an inscription, label, title, sign, token. Cf. {Tilde}, {Titrate}, {Titular}.] 1. An inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known. [1913 Webster]

2. The inscription in the beginning of a book, usually containing the subject of the work, the author's and publisher's names, the date, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bookbindng) The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book. [1913 Webster]

4. A section or division of a subject, as of a law, a book, specif. (Roman & Canon Laws), a chapter or division of a law book. [1913 Webster]

5. An appellation of dignity, distinction, or pre["e]minence (hereditary or acquired), given to persons, as duke marquis, honorable, esquire, etc. [1913 Webster]

With his former title greet Macbeth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. A name; an appellation; a designation. [1913 Webster]

7. (Law) (a) That which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership of property, real or personal; a right; as, a good title to an estate, or an imperfect title. (b) The instrument which is evidence of a right. (c) (Canon Law) That by which a beneficiary holds a benefice. [1913 Webster]

8. (Anc. Church Records) A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside. [1913 Webster]

{Title deeds} (Law), the muniments or evidences of ownership; as, the title deeds to an estate. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Epithet; name; appellation; denomination. See {epithet}, and {Name}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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