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From Latin titulus (title, inscription).

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title (plural titles)

  1. A prefix (honorific) or suffix (post-nominal) added to a person's name to signify either veneration, official position or a professional or academic qualification. See also Category:Titles
    • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
      With his former title greet Macbeth.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      He read the letter aloud. Sophia listened with the studied air of one for whom, even in these days, a title possessed some surreptitious allurement.
  2. (law) Legal right to ownership of a property; a deed or other certificate proving this.
    a good title to an estate, or an imperfect title
  3. In canon law, that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.
  4. A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.
  5. The name of a book, film, musical piece, painting, or other work of art.
    I know the singer's name, but not the title of the song.
  6. A publication.
    The retailer carries thousands of titles.
    Buyers of the new video game console can choose from three bundled titles.
  7. A section or division of a subject, as of a law or a book.
  8. (chiefly in the plural) A written title, credit, or caption shown with a film, video, or performance.
    The titles scrolled by too quickly to read.
  9. (bookbinding) The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.
  10. The subject of a writing; a short phrase that summarizes the entire topic.
  11. A division of an act of Congress or Parliament.
    Title II of the USA PATRIOT Act
  12. (sports) The recognition given to the winner of a championship in sports.
    • 2012 May 13, Phil McNulty, “Man City 3-2 QPR”, BBC Sport:
      With some City fans already leaving the stadium in tears, Edin Dzeko equalised in the second of five minutes of stoppage time before Sergio Aguero scored the goal that won the title.
    • 1997, David Kenneth Wiggins, Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America
      Equally disadvantageous to Jackson was the fact that other than the Jacksonville Athletic Club and the National Sporting Club, virtually no organization was willing to sponsor a title fight between a black fighter and a white one.

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title (third-person singular simple present titles, present participle titling, simple past and past participle titled)

  1. (transitive) To assign a title to; to entitle.

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