- The definition of a title is the name of a person's job, the name of a creative work or a word used before someone's name to indicate his or her status.
- "Vice President of Marketing" is an example of a title.
- The Wizard of Oz is an example of a movie title.
- "Mr." and "Mrs." and "Dr." are all examples of titles.
title definition by Webster's New World
- the name of a book, chapter, poem, essay, picture, statue, piece of music, play, film, etc.
- title page
- a literary work of a particular title: 150 new titles in the publisher's fall catalog
- a descriptive name or appellation; epithet
- an appellation given to a person or family as a sign of privilege, distinction, rank, or profession
- a claim or right
- in sports and other competition, a championship
- Ch. of England a source of income or field of work required of a candidate for ordination
- Film, TV words shown on the screen that give credit to someone for work done, translate a segment of foreign dialogue, etc.: usually used in pl.
- the name of a statute or act; also, the heading designating a legal proceeding
- a division of a law book, statute, etc., usually larger than a section or article
- a right to ownership, esp. of real estate
- evidence of such right of ownership
- a document stating such a right; deed
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin titulus, inscription, label, title, sign
title definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An identifying name given to a book, play, film, musical composition, or other work.
- A general or descriptive heading, as of a book chapter.
- a. Written material to be read by viewers that is included in a film or television show, typically presenting credits, narration, or dialogue. Often used in the plural.b. A written piece of translated dialogue superimposed at the bottom of the frame during a film; a subtitle.
- Law A heading that names a document, statute, or proceeding.
- A division of a law book, declaration, or bill, generally larger than a section or article.
- A written work that is published or about to be published: the titles in a press's fall catalog.
- Law a. The coincidence of all the elements that constitute the fullest legal right to control and dispose of property or a claim.b. The aggregate evidence that gives rise to a legal right of possession or control.c. The instrument, such as a deed, that constitutes this evidence.
- a. Something that provides a basis for or justifies a claim.b. A legitimate or alleged right. See Synonyms at claim.
- A formal appellation attached to the name of a person or family by virtue of office, rank, hereditary privilege, noble birth, or attainment or used as a mark of respect.
- A descriptive name; an epithet.
- Sports A championship.
- Ecclesiastical a. A source of income or area of work required of a candidate for ordination in the Church of England.b. A Roman Catholic church in or near Rome having a cardinal for its nominal head.
- To give a title to; entitle.
- To call by a name; style.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English titul, superscription, and from Old French title, title, both from Latin titulus.
title - Business Definition
- A legal document that is evidence of an ownership interest in property. See also after-acquired title.
- The right of ownership of property.
title - Legal Definition
- Ownership; the legal right to possess and to dispose of property. See also ownership, possession, tenancy.
- Legal evidence of a person’s right of ownership of property; a deed or similar instrument that evidences ownership.
- A title that is free from any burdens, such as encumbrances or other limitations.
- A marketable title. See marketable title.