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From be- +‎ title.


betitle (third-person singular simple present betitles, present participle betitling, simple past and past participle betitled)

  1. (obsolete) To furnish with a title; to entitle.
    • 1654 Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches, with Elucidations, ed. Thomas Carlyle, 3 vol., 1845
      But for men, on this principle, to betitle themselves that they are the only men to rule kingdoms, govern nations, and give laws to people, and determine of property and liberty and everything else, —upon such a pretension as this is: truly they had need to give clear manifestations of God’s presence with them before wise men will receive or submit to their conclusions!

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for betitle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)